Five Rules of IT ROI
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
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! Ever wonder what happens when business and IT are not aligned? Well, like most other things in life, there are symptoms of misalignment. Monitoring them and analyzing them can help you avert disaster. 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! Framework to measure the value of IT investments in not for profit organizations such as public or government entities. 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... 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? Cloud computing business case to justify based on return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership (TCO) Does IT Spending Matter? The answer is an emphatic no. Then what does? Read on... With so much going on, how can the CIO focus on the right things? By creating a dashboard that clearly shows you the status of the most important things - the successes, the failures, and most importantly the risks. This paper shows you how to create... A project's charter is its anchor. It provides returns exponentially greater than the time and effort spent creating it. 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... The pressure on CIOs to cut costs increases in economic downturns. The authors argue that a CIOs who focus on "holistic performance optimization" addressing all levers of performance produce higher long term business results and introduce a "perform... 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. Information Technology Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) Guide provides an in-depth discussion on an Information Technology Investment Management framework.
A presentation on the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology. Good read! This presentation provides an introduction to the value measuring methodology (VMM). Of late, there is a lot of emphasis on IT ROI. While this is commendable, extending this argument to convert the IT Organization into a profit center is taking it to another extreme. For example, are HR, finance, and marketing profit centers? Why no... Forces in today's dynamic world are forcing leaders to think outside the box. IT must also sign up to this task. Is it time to break out of the traditional cycle of "one dimensional" thinking and action in IT?
IT professionals must redefine key p... 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. An excellent template to evaluate the return on investment for IT projects. This IT ROI Template provides detailed analysis and three key metrics - ROI, NPV, and TCO - on projects and can be easily adapted for deployment in your organization. IT Strategy requires a process and a framework. The former provides the steps and the latter the toolkit. Together they help an organization get to an IT Strategy that maximizes IT ROI. This article addresses the latter. 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… 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. This article discusses the need for Information Technology IT Metrics - what does the CFO want from the CIO? What does the CEO want from the CIO? - and then goes into the discipline of IT Metrics - what are they? which ones are effective? how to go ... Excellent paper on IT value measurement. This framework powered Baseline's 500. Very informative. Proving IT's Value is the Achilles heel of CIOs. There are many views and more tools but the issue persists. What now? 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) 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 paper describes the Performance-Based Earned Value framework (PBEVSM) and its benefits. An interesting discussion on various frameworks for ROI calculation.
Your tax dollars at work? Can "Government", "analysis" and "results" be used in the same sentence? We report, you decry! This chapter discusses the key concepts to understand and calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) for IT Projects, limitations of the ROI method, best practices for incorporating uncertainty and risk into ROI analysis, and the role ROI plays in bus... This report explores how CFOs/finance departments measure the value of IT investments and return on ongoing IT spending. 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. 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!
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