The CFO’s View on Measuring IT Value
This report explores how CFOs/finance departments measure the value of IT investments and return on ongoing IT spending.
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What is the biggest problem facing IT Value? Lack of single framework that connects business and IT - top to bottom; left to right. Can a single framework connect the organizational stovepipes and frameworks within each? This is a good start but the... An excellent discussion on the business value of IT and the tools and frameworks toward that end. MUST Read! In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
This presentation introduces a framework for IT value that has been adapted for use by not-for-profit or public service organizations (government entities for example). The key challenge for such organizations is the quantification of value delivered... Applied Information Economics (AIE) is a method for quantifying the value of IT investments. This overview of AIE provides an overview of key IT decision problem, how AIE solves them and how AIE is different from other methods.
This presentation goes over the basics of IT ROI - what is it? why is it important? how to calculate ROI? And much more - everything you wanted to know about IT ROI but were afraid to ask! This presentation provides an in-depth tutorial on return on analysis (ROI) concepts used to calculate the value delivered by information technology initiatives. It introduces the concept of ROI, discusses the different types of ROI metrics in use, t... Business-IT alignment From a Value-Based Perspective covers the basics of it alignment, value modeling as a tool and provides an overview of VITAL - Value-based IT Alignment.
This presentation provides an introduction to the WiBe 4.0 framework: The problem: IT value. The solution? Many many frameworks and methodologies. Here is another one developed by Intel: IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF) How do you assess the value created by IT in the private sector? In the public sector? Is there a common framework that can be employed for both? This working paper presents the "Cranfield Enterprise Model:" A framework for business information modeling. This whitepaper provides valuable insight into business it alignment, measurement of business value created by IT, measurement of this IT value and making better decisions based upon this measurement.
Does IT Spending Matter? The answer is an emphatic no. Then what does? Read on... This eBook presents a framework to identify, create, and govern business value from information technology - this could be THE IT value guide for a CIO. The key benefit of using this IT value framework is that it integrates IT strategy, IT governanc... What is a Cost Benefit Analysis without risk? Worthless!! Read On... This article discusses the dos and don'ts of information technology return on investment aka IT ROI and introduces five simple rules to create believable IT ROI estimates for technology investments This presentation documents the state of IT today - pretty sad commentary - or to be accurate in 2004 but I trust not much has changed since. It takes these facts and figures to build a case for the five critical success factors to manage IT for va... Let’s face it. An IT organization that has to justify its budget as a “cost center” has lost the respect of the business community somewhere along the line. This presentation provides an introduction to the value measuring methodology (VMM). Value-based IT Alignment (VITAL) overview and discussion on basic underlying principles and components of this it value based framework. Which is better; Applied Information Economics (AIE) or Balanced Scorecard (BSC)? Read On...
This comprehensive and easy to use MS Excel based Return on Investment (ROI) template can be used to create a business case for IT investments, gain support for your initiative, and monitor outcomes. This cost estimation guide provides invaluable information on cost estimation - throughout a project's lifecycle and its connection to other levers of value creation such as risk. Can you say with certainty that your IT is aligned with business? Can you prove it? If improving IT ROI is an imperative for you, read on. This paper will show you how to improve ROI by 10% or more… Enclosed is an introduction to "Applied Information Economics" aka AIE. The author - Douglas Hubbard - provides the value proposition for the value proposition measuring framework! Good Read!
When talking about business and IT alignment, our focus always goes to business strategy and its alignment with IT strategy. This thought process recognizes a fundamental truth. Unfortunately, it only gets part of the picture. Are you drowning in a sea of data and not a drop to drink? Look around you; you are not alone! An excellent discussion on IT ROI. Must Read! "We conclude that no existing method is suitable for assessing the business value created by IT assets." This presentation discusses best practices to manage information technology for value. Proving IT's Value is the Achilles heel of CIOs. There are many views and more tools but the issue persists. What now? IT business value (ITBV) program provides a customer-focused, data-driven IT investment decision making process and framework for measuring and evaluating IT products, services, and support in terms that reflect business benefits. Want to measure the value of IT? Intel has proposed a solution based upon its "Business Value Index." Attached is an introduction to the methodology. This presentation discusses a research study to measure the business value of Information technology (IT) Can we measure the alignment of information technology with business? What is the value created by Business IT Alignment? The second question is somewhat more important because there is no sense in measuring something that does not create value! This... This presentation discusses the valuation of intangible assets - a great tool to assess the value of information technology and related assets CIOs are caught in a vicious circle of "cost cutting" begetting more cost cutting expectation! How can you get out front and demonstrate IT's value? Very good discussion on IT Value and ROI measurement. Last week, we lay the foundation for a discussion on IT Value. This week, we look at specific areas where IT creates value. Last week, we focused on revenues. This week, we look at the costs in the IT value equation.
Last week, we discussed the cost dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the time to market dimension.
Last week, we discussed the time to market dimension of IT Value. This week, we will discuss the quality dimension.
Last week, we focused on quality and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at productivity and its impact on IT Value
Last week, we focused on productivity and its impact on IT Value. This week, we will take a look at customer satisfaction and its impact on IT Value
Last week we discussed customer satisfaction. This week we will look at the risk dimension of IT Value.
This presentation discusses the use of real options to value IT investments. Management should focus on using measurement frameworks that show the hypothesized relationships between desired outcomes and the drivers (or leading indicators) of those outcomes; what's more, developing the right measures and using measurement dat... Your tax dollars at work? Can "Government", "analysis" and "results" be used in the same sentence? We report, you decry! This information technology strategic plan example provides an in-depth view (300+ pages) of key elements in an IT strategy plan - environmental trends, technology imperatives or drivers, technology vision, technology initiatives in key areas and how... IT Value Hierarchy provides a framework to assess IT value/roi so a CIO can make better IT project portfolio prioritization decisions. Are you about to lose your kingdom for the want of a nail? Say what?
An overview to Value Measuring Methodology (VMM). Understanding the IT Value equation is critical to making IT Decisions. This article provides guidance using the education industry. The current debate over IT spending often misses the point. It’s not how much you spend, it’s the way you manage your IT spending that counts. The goal is not reduced spending but selective, value-creating spending that makes a greater contribution ... A "How to" guide to IT value measurement. Why does IT Strategy work sometimes and not others? How can managers turn IT into something more than infrastructure? Read On! Does IT ROI matter? Great many intelligent people are spending sleepless nights and countless dollars calculating IT ROI. The author argues that they are wasting their time and shareholder dollars! This paper presents an overview of some the more famous frameworks to measure IT's public value. The surprise here is that these frameworks can be used by "for profit" corporations as well.
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