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The 2008 Handbook of Application Delivery: A Guide to Decision Making
IT organizations can no longer manage networks in isolation from the applications they support, requiring a shift from focusing on devices to a focus on

decision brief example  subtitle: A guide to decision making. Forward to the 2008 Edition This handbook builds on the 2007 edition of the application delivery handbook. This edition of the handbook differs from the original version in several ways. First, information that was contained in the original version that is no longer relevant was deleted from this edition. Second, information was added to increase both the breadth and depth of this edition. For example, a significant amount of new market research is included. In

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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