For a positive acquisition, considering the return on investment in terms of strategy and value, and the right team with strong communicative abilities are crucial.
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Despite the growth of BI, achieving ROI remains a challenge; video interview with Michael Corcoran, Chief Marketing Officer of Information Builders.
Joe McKendrick, ZDNet blogger and all-around SOA expert, reported on a simple and interesting way to evaluate the success of SOA (service-oriented architecture) implementations. Joe says that a decrease in an organization's IT backlog can be used as a "metric to judge the efficiency and ROI of the SOA implementation.
A recent case study on ibm.com just crossedmy desk...The environment is so valuable that today DaimlerChryslerdeploys 40,000 Lotus Notes and Domino applications spread over nearly everyaspect of its operations. These range from standardized applications suchas group discussion databases and document libraries to custom-developedapplications covering complex business processes such as change management,quality control and technical specifications. For competitive reasons, DaimlerChrysler generally refrains from discussingspecific processes and return on investment figures, but executives reportthat many of the applications are "intensively used and a huge success."40,000users -- 40,000 applications. The ROI of being able to deploy oneproduct to tackle messaging, sharing, and workflow is clearly how DaimlerChryslerbenefits from Notes/Domino today. Link: ibm.com:A standardized, global system for communication and collaboration helpsDaimlerChrysler compete >
Successful implementations of customer relationship management (CRM) applications have yielded returns ranging from 16% to more than 1,000%. IDC also found that technology-related savings account for only 7% of the average return, while benefits accrued from increased productivity and business process enhancements account for 51% and 42% of the return.
A third of firms are failing to measure the return on investment (ROI) of their Web developments, fueling fears of wasted IT spending.Despite growing boardroom pressure on IT departments to justify expenditure, 33 percent of firms have not measured the success of their Web strategies, according to a survey of Web strategy leaders in 120 UK organizations with an annual turnover of more than £100m.
You've kept your network safe, but where's the party in your honor? The Hurwitz Group says that setting up a security benchmark can measure success--and show ROI.