|ROI survival kit|
|>>||What is ROI?|
|>>||How do you calculate ROI?|
|>>||The ROI identity crisis|
|>>||ROI resources to help you learn more|
||What is ROI?|
Return on Investment (ROI) measures how effectively a business uses its capital to generate profit; the higher the ROI, the better. ROI is arguably the most popular metric to use when comparing the attractiveness of one IT investment to another.
||How do you calculate ROI?|
usually stated as a percentage over a specific amount of time; in IT purchasing, three years is the
most common time span since technology is often effectively obsolete after three years. Calculating
ROI involves two parts: knowing what to measure and understanding how to quantify the value of
those measurements into actual dollars.
||Is ROI having an identity crisis?|
It seems that the term "ROI" is in the midst of an identity crisis. The business units often define the term differently than the IT organizations.
|ROI white papers
Ask our ROI expert a question
|Webcast: Doing more with less - Maximizing the value of IT
This was first published in March 2004