Return on investment

  • March 21, 2006 21 Mar'06

    Modeling tool teaches company biggest customers not always best

    A Portland supply company found that its biggest customer was costing it money and now its sales force is focused on margins over revenue.

  • March 15, 2006 15 Mar'06

    Publisher aims to save a million migrating off mainframe

    Publishing company Simon & Schuster expects to save $1M a year on hardware and licensing fees by migrating off the mainframe to Unisys' Intel-based ES7000.

  • February 15, 2006 15 Feb'06

    Seven steps to a better staffing, salary strategy

    If you're losing sleep over staffing and salary issues, here are seven steps to help you rest easy.

  • February 07, 2006 07 Feb'06

    ROI and SOA projects

    Preston Gralla looks at what kind of return you might expect on your technology investment, and how to measure ROI after deployment.

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    iSeries upgrades embrace Windows

    As part of a major revamp of the iSeries -- which includes a name change to the System i5 -- IBM is making it easier to integrate the iSeries platform with Windows.

  • January 25, 2006 25 Jan'06

    Midmarket CIO builds bigtime EA

    One midmarket CIO names four ways to build an enterprise architecture that will grow with your company.

  • January 21, 2006 21 Jan'06

    Driving IT strategy: Zipcar's Roy Russell

    Zipcar's information technology leader discusses the company's growth and IT strategy.

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    CIO how-to: Making sense of metrics

    Executives rely on performance metrics to make changes within their organizations. This column discusses the art of creating and implementing effective metrics.

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    CIOs as flight attendants? You heard right

    It's time to meet the customers. The newest breed of CIOs is taking notes in retail stores -- and serving coffee on airplanes -- to boost bottom lines.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Supply chain technology that delivers ROI

    Coca-Cola lost some pop, L 'Oreal made up some ground, and Dell won again. Check out this year's AMR Research list of supply chain technology stars.

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    CIOs factor ROA into budgets

    This week's CIO to-do list comes from Gartner's latest research into the minds of today's CEOs.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    IT energy crisis reaching critical mass

    In the midst of an energy crisis, companies are paying more than ever for power in the data center. IT organizations are being hit from both sides with spikes in price and demand.

  • October 09, 2005 09 Oct'05

    CIO plays The Apprentice

    A financial services company forges meaningful relationships between geeks and suits with a three-day contest that could have been scripted for TV's 'The Apprentice.'

  • October 05, 2005 05 Oct'05

    Putting business first at First Data

    First Data spends less than 4% of revenues on IT. How is it possible for this IT organization to operate successfully on such a small budget? Find out here.

  • September 28, 2005 28 Sep'05

    Investment in SOX compliance offers SMBs big benefits

    Compliance for SMBs is quite costly, but the operation and business benefits are well worth the investment.