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Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance
When business uncertainties are frequent and compliance with regulations is mandatory, it can be a challenge to keep information technology (IT) synchronized

it initiatives  and project in the IT portfolio be monitored through a governance radar and every item on this radar be examined for its fitness to deliver business value on a continuous basis. While managing the portfolio on a day-to-day basis, there should be a process in place to continuously seek out opportunities for optimization. Any component within the portfolio can be impacted by many factors mainly by change in business processes, market changes or new trends in technology. New initiatives (such as Read More...
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

it initiatives  objective. Far too often, IT is characterized by discrete groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies according to narrowly defined objectives. To overcome these obstacles, organizations like yours need a set of capabilities that can help break down silos, improve coordination between IT and the rest of the business, and facilitate effective service management. Starting with an operations focus on ITIL v3, this entails the following: A Read More...
Mixing It Up with Insource, Outsource, and Offshore
Most research shows that offshoring and outsourcing are clearly the next wave of improvement initiatives for delivery of support services, but how do you decide

it initiatives  It Up with Insource, Outsource, and Offshore Most research shows that offshoring and outsourcing are clearly the next wave of improvement initiatives for delivery of support services, but how do you decide whether outsourcing or offshoring are right for your organization? It may be helpful to examine the lessons learned from companies who have already made the internal build versus external outsource, and onshore versus offshore decisions. Read More...
PLM Fundamentals: A Framework for Approaching PLM Initiatives
It may come as a surprise to you, but every organization that brings a product to market already has a product lifecycle management (PLM) system in place. And

it initiatives  costs. Reducing the time it takes to introduce new products to market.  The choices as to which, if any, software tools or system an organization should employ in its PLM initiatives should be entirely based on the review and assessment of the current PLM system.   The Datastay Approach to PLM Introduction Over the last three or four years, volumes have been written about product lifecycle management, most commonly referred to by the acronym PLM. While many organizations have begun looking at a PLM Read More...
Six Keys to Exceeding Expectations with Inventory Optimization Initiatives
Inventory optimization is a proven vehicle to gain competitive value through reduced inventory, freed-up working capital, and improved service levels. But

it initiatives  the one that realizes it has much more to gain by generating a shared understanding (vision) of the very supply chain they share ownership. Making inventory-related KPIs visible, comparable and available amongst all business units will create a sense of internal competition and achievement. Getting educated about Inventory Optimization is a good thing. Without air cover, many great supply chain initiatives wind up going nowhere. There are significant, proven benefits for just about every large or Read More...
Aftereffects of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model
The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a

it initiatives  of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a few projects with regulatory impact and immovable deadlines, proceeding against very lean budgets. Recently, key economies such as the US and China have started to show signs of recovery. Learn more about how the recession has had an impact on IT investment. Read More...
What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…
A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is

it initiatives  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More...
Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Drink-IT from NORRIQ Forms the IT Basis for Carlsberg’s Asian Expansion


it initiatives  from NORRIQ Forms the IT Basis for Carlsberg’s Asian Expansion Read More...
IT Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk
Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses

it initiatives  Money, Reducing Risk Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses can be assured that each IT dollar has been well spent. With an asset management solution, your IT staff can monitor application usage and budgets more accurately, and improve in-house IT support and performance—resulting in greater efficiency and reduced costs. Read More...
Harnessing IT to Boost Sustainability-and Profit
While technology has improved quality of life, it has also contributed to global environmental imbalance, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions

it initiatives  IT to Boost Sustainability-and Profit While technology has improved quality of life, it has also contributed to global environmental imbalance, particularly in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. However, technology, combined with smart policy, can significantly reduce the emissions responsible for climate change. Learn where IT has high-impact potential to reduce carbon emissions while boosting profitability—and how you can use IT to “green” your practices for larger-scale benefits. Read More...
Big Data, Mobility, and Green IT: Innovations for Manufacturers and Distributors
Your business is in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment

it initiatives  in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment decision, however, it should evaluate its options relative to actual business strategies and operating requirements. Only then will it put itself in a position to make a well-informed investment decision. Download this article to learn more. Read More...
Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost
IT complexity drives cost and to a great extent, it is business management that drives IT complexity. Until IT architecture and infrastructure are simplified

it initiatives  Management to Drive Out IT Cost Team With Business Management to Drive Out IT Cost J. Dowling - July 25, 2002 Introduction   Does it cost more to run an IT Department that uses two relational database management systems than only one? How about three? How about a company that uses twenty-one different shop floor control systems or a state government that has more than thirty purchasing systems? Let's throw out the infinitesimal percentage of companies who do benefit from having multiple variants of the Read More...
Simatic IT Interspec
Simatic IT Interspec is a corporate product specification management system, which enables a company's product lifecycle management strategy. Corporate

it initiatives  IT Interspec Simatic IT Interspec is a corporate product specification management system, which enables a company's product lifecycle management strategy. Corporate specification management allows a whole organization to speak a single language for specifications. Simatic IT Interspec is the single point of reference for product specifications. Through its flexible and configurable structure and glossary, specifications are standardized throughout the company, and anyone around the world will be Read More...
Coming to Grips with IT Risk
Some executives say the greatest risk to any large company is IT failure. IT applications routinely support critical processes throughout a business: customer

it initiatives  to Grips with IT Risk Some executives say the greatest risk to any large company is IT failure. IT applications routinely support critical processes throughout a business: customer service, invoicing, payroll, regulatory compliance, and more. With so much depending on IT, any disruption can be ruinous. But amazingly, many companies don’t have sound IT risk management processes in place. Find out how investing in IT reduces your security risk. Read More...

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