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  • October 27, 2004 27 Oct'04

    R&D investments could help ease offshore pains

    You've heard the candidates talk about it. But a new national campaign -- lead by concerned tech execs and university presidents -- may provide some answers to the offshore outsourcing issue.

  • September 22, 2004 22 Sep'04

    A CIO Conversation: Plexus' Tom Czajkowski, part 2

    Tom Czajkowski, CIO at Plexus, tells SearchCIO.com why the company's first major outsourcing project is not offshore and what it's doing wrong with its ROI process.

  • June 15, 2004 15 Jun'04

    Maximizing the ROI of data center management

    Data center managers are under increasing pressure to account for every penny they spend. Here's how to get the most from your money.

  • June 02, 2004 02 Jun'04

    With ROI, there's no finish line

    Think of return on investment as a marathon, not a sprint. Experts say that quick numbers may satisfy CFOs, but real returns often don't come overnight.

  • May 03, 2004 03 May'04

    Report: Software buyers want to see business value

    The hard sell is getting the cold shoulder from CIOs. Unless they like the feeling of a door hitting their backside, software salespeople need to appeal to a CIO's business needs.

  • March 12, 2004 12 Mar'04

    Should you put your PCs out to pasture?

    When IT budgets were tight, PC upgrades were the first investments to go. Now that IT organizations have a little more money to spend, they're investing in much-needed PC upgrades.

  • February 03, 2004 03 Feb'04

    Experts: Old-fashioned ROI is best

    Don't trust a sales rep's ROI calculator. That's one bit of advice from Nucleus Research, a Wellesley, Mass.-based ROI research firm. SearchCIO.com spoke with Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus and Rebecca Wettemann, vice president of research, about ROI ...

  • January 19, 2004 19 Jan'04

    There's nothing 'typical' about ROI when it comes to IT service delivery

    When beset by tight times and flat-lined budgets, IT managers must tread carefully to get projects funded. The task of making a low-risk case for changes to service organizations is complicated by the fact that there are no true rules of thumb for ...

  • December 09, 2003 09 Dec'03

    How to determine the ROI of software projects

    Software developers tasked with minding ROI must balance ease of use of the application, ease of operations, ease of deployment and ongoing maintenance, and ease of initial development.

  • December 08, 2003 08 Dec'03

    Time for a change management showdown at Asset Corral

    There is a structural disconnect between what most application vendors define as change management and asset management. By eliminating the gap between the services performed against assets and the static asset management repositories in which ...

  • December 01, 2003 01 Dec'03

    Six decisions IT people shouldn't make

    An information systems expert at MIT's Sloan School of Management explains why some key decisions about IT are best left in the hands of senior business managers.

  • November 26, 2003 26 Nov'03

    IT investments that pay off

    Some companies turn their IT investments into a successful driver of productivity. Others turn them into a mess. What separates them? Harvard Business School has come up with three practices that separate the men from the boys.

  • November 19, 2003 19 Nov'03

    Meta study: CIOs saved room for security in 2003

    IT spending may have been flat in 2003, but according to a Meta Group study, that "flatness" doesn't apply to security-related investments.

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    Is ROI having an identity crisis?

    That gulf separating business and IT wouldn't be so wide if each side didn't have a different definition of ROI. While business people have revenues dancing through their heads, the IT people dream of protection from breached and broken systems as ...

  • November 12, 2003 12 Nov'03

    How Rent-a-Center uses IT strategically for financial gain

    Learn how Rent-a-Center leverages IT strategically, and how its internal communications system provides business value.

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