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A Case Study and Tutorial in Using IT Knowledge Based Tools Part 2: A Tutorial
This tutorial, part 2 of a two part series on Knowledge Based Selection, demonstrates the selection processes and capabilities of Knowledge Based Selection

it rfp examples  (which can be internal IT departments as well as consultants) can also find that decision-maker indecision leads to lengthened sales cycles, missed opportunities, and risk of competitive intrusion. The root cause of this indecision is an inability of the implementer to give confidence to the stakeholders of their choice of solution. All sides need thought and research to build data and process information in a meaningful context, which takes time and costs money for all participants going through the Read More...
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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short

it rfp examples  Unforeseen Pitfalls In the IT space competition is particularly intense among IBM, EDS, CSC, Perot and others to garner contracts valued in the hundreds of millions and some times billions of dollars. Organizations go through an intense RFP process with six or more bidders often down selected to 3 or 4 for another round of negotiations and more often than not final contract content negotiations proceed with 2 entities. This process results in very fine tuned bids and strict contract terms. While it may Read More...
Technology Hardware Maintenance-Acquiring and Managing Cost Effective Service
Hardware maintenance can represent a significant information technology cost, but options for managing that cost exist. If you analyze hardware maintenance

it rfp examples  is useful to include it in the RFP and require the respondents to provide a marked up contract with suggested changes. This will complete a step that you will otherwise have to execute in the negotiation phase. Developing the Evaluation/Selection Decision Matrix Prior to distributing the RFP, you should develop a decision matrix that will serve as the basis for evaluating and selecting your service provider. It is important that everyone with a stake in the selection agree with both the criteria and Read More...
Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers
Falling somewhere between discrete and process manufacturing, mixed-mode manufacturers haven’t always been well served by traditional discrete or process

it rfp examples  It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers Getting It Right: ERP Solutions for Mixed-mode Manufacturers TEC Staff - September 9, 2009 Originally Published - February 8, 2008 Mixed-mode manufacturers operate in both discrete and process environments. In the past, these organizations have not been well served by traditional discrete or process enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. But a recent trend in the ERP market has been the offering of software solutions by major discrete ERP Read More...
Software Evaluation, Selection, and Contract Negotiation
Most articles about the pitfalls of software implementation projects highlight the mistakes made during implementation. Examples include poor project management

it rfp examples  improve their business and IT processes by collaboratively and cost-effectively analyzing and improving how people, processes and technology are used within the organization. TSI's Value TSI reviews dozens of software applications annually while helping numerous clients make the best software decision for their organization. As a result, our consultants have numerous cycles of experience in requirements definition, vendor evaluation and software selection projects. Our exposure to and experience with Read More...
Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System
Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the

it rfp examples  It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

it rfp examples  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO's mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations o Read More...
It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop
Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the

it rfp examples  It's the Sudden Stop It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop James F. Dowling - January 10, 2002 Introduction A multinational manufacturing company spent more than a year identifying a strategic acquisition of four divisions from a competitor. They performed a detailed examination of finances, products, customers and core design and manufacturing resources. After an additional three months of work obtaining clearance from shareholders and the Italian, German, French and United States governments, the Read More...
IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems

it rfp examples  Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction   Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the department struggled to break out of a string of Read More...
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

it rfp examples  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More...
IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to
Many technology sales cycles get bogged down in the IT department. But while it is unlikely that a sale will get anywhere without IT management buy-in, IT

it rfp examples  Ltd Resources Related to IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes : Information Technology (IT), (Wikipedia) Decision Making (Wikipedia) IT Investment Decision Making: Getting to Yes Investment Decisions is also known as : Investment Decision Analysis , Investment Decision Based , Investment Decision Criteria , Investment Decision Factors , Investment Decision Individuals , Investment Decision Making , Investment Decision Making Process , Investment Decision Methods , Investment Decision Model , Read More...
Retained IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models
Retaining good IT staff for clients is no easy task. They face issues regarding competitive rates, contracts, benefits, liabilities, and more. So how do

it rfp examples  IT Staff: On e Size Doesn’t Fit All Models Business Continuity Management must expand beyond the traditional IT focus to include the Business Unit operational needs. These include relocation, revised operational procedures at the relocation site, staffing, provisioning for the relocation site, human impact from the disaster, corporate policies on compensation until normal operations resumes, supply chain or outsourcing due diligence Source: Estrella Partners Group LLC Resources Related to Read More...
The IT Rights of Digistan
The Hague Declaration, recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT

it rfp examples  IT Rights of Digistan The Hague Declaration , recently published by The Digital Standards organization, proposes that all governments adhere to free and open standards for IT activities. Something that strikes me about Digistan's declaration is its basis in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and not a technical document. The three things The Hague Declaration calls on all governments to do, are as follows. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards; Deliver Read More...
Four Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies
For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that

it rfp examples  Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap. Read More...
Examples of Microsoft .NET Enablement
SYSPRO and Epicor are examples of .NET-enabled legacy software systems that have partly been componentized (rewritten), with

it rfp examples  new technology does appear, it is quite common in the industry for an enterprise application provider to surround its old enterprise resource planning (ERP) or accounting core software in a wrapper of newer technology. The purpose of this is to effectively obfuscate the old technology, giving it the latest graphical look, or providing an easier means to access the core business logic and data from other, more modern systems and devices, or the Internet. Many ERP and accounting back-office systems in Read More...

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