Who Benefits from Outsourcing?

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While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.

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Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

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Business intelligence derived from analytics has given large companies an edge for years. And now, midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. A recent survey of information technology (IT) managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses face around business analytics and intelligence. Read the results of the survey.  Read More

5 Steps to the Benefits of EAM Software

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As someone coming from a plant maintenance background who has spent several years implementing enterprise asset management software, Jerry Browning, business consultant for IFS North America, has learned a lot about EAM solutions. This white paper provides his thoughts about what the benefits of EAM software really are, in simple and straightforward terms, and five specific ways these benefits may manifest themselves in an organization. Read More

Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance,... Read More

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