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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Finance Executives on the Value of Technology Investment for Midsize Companies

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Once you are able to provide people easy access to a little bit of information, they start asking for more—which ultimately sets a foundation for leveraging information to make better decisions. Read this report to learn why an integrated business intelligence (BI) and planning solution helps maximize the return on investment (ROI) in technology for midsize companies. Read More

Accelerating Time to Value for Analytics with IBM Business Partners in Midsize Organizations

This Nucleus Research report describes how midsize firms can improve the scope and effectiveness of their business analytics deployments and shorten project cycle time by engaging with an IBM Business Partner for deployment and configuration. Read More

Making the Business Case for Analytics in the Mid-Market

To build a strong business case for investing in analytics, mid-size companies need to overcome common barriers to adoption, and focus on value propositions that align with revenue growth and cost containment. The use cases captured in this paper demonstrate the value that organizations have realized in sales, risk management, and corporate reporting through analytics.  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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