Getting the Biggest Bang from Your IT Buck
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 "performance radar" to put these levers in perspective.
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IT Strategy is nothing without its implementation. How can CIOs get some "SOLACE" from their IT Strategy? Read on! A framework for IT Investment Management - also covers the process and maturity model. Must Read!
In this series, we will discuss IT Value - from its definition to a framework to measure and track it
This presentation outlines North Carolina State's investment management framework. This framework is a good place to start if you are on the IT Portfolio Management journey. Good Read! A step-by-step guide to information and communication technology (ICT) Business Cases (DAM/VAM).
Treating IT spending as investments is an excellent idea. Where do you go from there? Read this step-by-step guide to help plan your journey. 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.
Framework to measure the value of IT investments in not for profit organizations such as public or government entities. Rapid Economic Justification (REJ) is Microsoft's Framework for IT investment optimization. This paper provides a quick introduction to REJ and its use. This book - 416 pages - is an excellent resource on making decisions by objectives or DBO. It explains the basis, basics and then goes in depth on the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). This paper presents the results of a case study undertaken by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council to ascertain the applicability of Applied Information Economics (AIE) and the Balanced Scorecard in measuring IT value.
This series of papers provides practical guidance on managing IT costs. CIOs strive for greater efficiency but not at the cost of effectiveness. So, how does one reduce costs while increasing performance, and innovation? Read this guide! (100 pages) This presentation details a business focused cost optimization framework for the C-suite. CIOs can understand how business value drives cost management - cut fat, not muscle - and adapt this framework for their IT Organization. Excellent Read! 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 paper presents a high level overview of IT cost optimization for CIOs - cut costs without affecting innovation or business transformation. What is cost optimization? Why is it important? What is the key challenges in cost optimization? What are ... This comprehensive report details the analysis and findings to reduce costs using IT strategy. An excellent example of IT Cost Optimization that a CIO can use as a template to tune their own IT Organizations and use IT to cut costs in the business. E... This white paper provides a primer on IT Cost Optimization - how to run IT like a lean, mean, fighting machine. It identifies areas to focus on, and the step by step process to follow for each. Excellent discussion for the CIO wants to get "the bigge... This volume details a framework for establishing and maintaining a performance based management program.
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