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Measuring the Business Value of IT
Many organizations do a poor job of measuring the business value of their IT investments. Simple financial metrics are not good enough. But there are a number

an example of value  opportunities for future benefits. An example would be implementing an ERP system for financials which would provide future opportunities to layer on human resources, supply chain, analytics, etc., or provisioning infrastructure for a system that could also be used for additional systems. They fail to incorporate risk. Perhaps the biggest flaw in most financial calculations of benefits from IT investments is significantly underestimating risks or the failure to incorporate any risk at all. For example,

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ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments

The ERP for Mill-based and Material Converting Environments knowledge base focuses on a range of industrial activities that add value to raw materials by processing them into a form suitable for further manufacturing or for immediate end-use. These activities include traditional mills that turn grain into flour or extract sucrose from sugar cane; the spinning and weaving mills of the textiles and carpets sectors; the rolling plants of steel, aluminum, and other metals semi-fabricators; to the continuous outputs of paper and board mills. 

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Reporting Value of IT Services with Balanced Scorecards


A balanced scorecard is a measurement system for management that provides real insight into the status of a business or some part of it. Developed by Kaplan and Norton in the early 1990s, balanced scorecards provide a control system that helps ensure the right balance between different, and often times conflicting, perspectives. For example, an insurance company may increase profitability by offering incentives to claims assessors for taking a tough stance on payout, but will soon find dissatisfaction among its clients that may lead to lost business. Scorecards help ensure this balance and are an improvement over more traditional single dimension approaches that tend to be based purely on expense management and business growth.

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an example of value  Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Harvey Fain has an Electrical Engineering degree from Pratt Institute. He has over 40 years of management experience overseeing Information Systems utilizing state-of-the-art technology in medium and large-scale projects from the perspective of employee, consultant and Board member. Harvey is recognized for his unique skill of being able to interpret technology issues and translate them into a business focused strategic vision. This skill enables Harvey to evaluate the effectiveness Read More

Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America


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