IT Investments and Business Value

The view of technology has evolved over time—from a strategic enabler and a competitive weapon to an operational overhead. IT projects that come in over budget and with missed deadlines and lackluster results do not help matters. It is up to the CIOs to restore the perception of IT in the enterprise, by understanding the company’s goals and showing business leaders how IT projects and services can help reach them faster.

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The Skillsoft Impact Analysis: The Fast Track to Gaining Powerful Insights into the Strengths and Opportunities of Your Elearning Investment

In this age of big data, decision makers on all levels are clamoring for business-driven data regarding the effectiveness of human capital investments. Hard quantifiable evidence, like business impact or ROI, can be complex and seem out of reach in the face of rapid change and constrained L&D resources. This paper introduces a simplified process and toolkit, and shares some of the key findings uncovered since its inception. Read More

Smarter Compensation Enables a Smarter Workforce: The Connection between Compensation and Career Advancement

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For many organizations, human capital is one of the organization’s largest investments, accounting for up to 70 percent of operating expenses.

Given the value of this asset and the cost of maintaining it, organizations seeking a true return on their investment in people must develop a deep competency in compensation and rewards, not only to help ensure packages that attract, retain and engage key talent, but also to help ensure that budget is optimized in alignment with the organization’s... Read More

Top Five Must Haves for MSPs Adding IT Monitoring and Security Services

Managed service providers (MSPs) are prioritizing the delivery of IT monitoring and security services, as enterprises make big investments to avoid being the next Target-like headline. Industry association CompTIA surveyed MSPs, finding that 37 percent of respondents say that security will be an even higher priority two years from now.

How should MSPs deploy these services most effectively? One method is to take a platform approach for integrated IT monitoring and security services in order... Read More

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Using Technology to Maximize Business Value

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Defining the Business Value from Your Technology Investment

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