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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web

how to write methodology  Web-based BI Solutions How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Established in 1993, Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. (TEC) is the first web-native technology research enterprise. TEC provides decision support systems (DSS) that enable stakeholders to objectively identify the software products that best fit their company's unique business and systems requirements, and that contribute

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ROI: Are You Ready to Walk The Walk?


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how to write methodology  reader's questions focused on how to create an ROI sales toolbox and what an ROI work-up costs. ROI: A unique strategy for a while So far, ROI has not appeared as a strategic element in software marketing. It's just another claim, sometimes emphasized in an advertisement or web seminar, and generally somewhere down a list of product performance claims. I believe that's about to change. In the not too distant future, we'll see a B2B software vendor develop a positioning statement and message strategy to Read More

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As businesses become increasingly dependent on technology, service quality becomes more important. With so much riding on IT’s performance, a new service-centric model has emerged: service lifecycle management (SLcM). Based on the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) principles, SLcM provides a framework that enables organizations to optimize business outcomes and facilitate continual service improvement.

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Getting Management to Buy-in on Positioning


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how to write methodology  Idea to Delivery Framework: A Holistic Approach to Deliver Customer Value Today’s “new normal” business environment demands a new view of what customers value and an improved approach to delivering that value. The idea to delivery (I2D) framework posits that multiple companies now compete as a business network rather than as individual enterprises, each relying on the others to achieve collective success. This paper includes an action plan with the evolutionary steps companies can take to move Read More

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