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Target Information Technology Toward High Returns
Successful IT managers have come to the realization that their systems must directly support the economic goals and business processes of their organizations. The only effective means to achieve this goal is to fully integrate IT strategies into those of the corporation. The measure of success of an IS department is the impact that information has on profits, which can only be assessed by quantifying the returns from investments in IT. Click here to purchase. - $195 (USD)
Choosing the Right Off-Shore Outsourcing Company
During the past few years, offshore IT outsourcing has emerged as a viable and economic solution to today's crippling domestic IT worker shortage. Companies have found that offshore IT outsourcing saves them up to 50% or more in total project costs by eliminating personnel recruitment costs, sky-high IT payrolls, and the expenses associated with offering benefits and providing physical space and equipment for new hires.
Will Peer-to-Peer Computing Move Into Your Enterprise?
Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing may become the cornerstone for new applications that make PCs more cost effective and provide users with more flexible and powerful collaborative capabilities. P2P computing applications reside on local clients distributed over a network that does not need intervening servers. This architecture is significantly more capable than the infamous Gnutella and Napster music file servers that use similar technology.
IT Ergonomics Add New Element to TCO
The threat of litigation and the filing of widespread workmanâs compensation claims are forcing companies to find remedies for the poor ergonomics of standardized off-the-shelf IT products. To determine how large corporations are dealing with this problem, Computer Economics conducted a focus group of 16 companies that reported they had remedies in place. We also contacted five of our associates in the legal field and asked their opinion of potential corporate liability of IT ergonomics.
Corporate Expenditure Forecasts for CRM
Although Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems are still in their technology development phase, companies have spent close to $4 billion on CRM software this year. Factoring in all surrounding expenses, CRM grew to a nearly $50 billion industry in 1999 and is expected to grow significantly through 2003.