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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

quantitative research methodology  rigor. Organizations requiring more quantitative rigor may adopt AIE. With its mathematical, statistical, and economic underpinnings AIE provides investment decision-makers with a high degree of confidence in its results. However, there is a steep learning curve associated with it and it requires significant expertise. RECOMMENDATIONS CONSISTENCY, CREDIBILITY, AND ACCOUNTABILITY ARE KEY Implementing a value methodology is a vital component of a portfolio management process. The business value assigned to

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Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)

The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Knowledge Base research helps determine support levels of various systems that help companies market their services or products effectively and efficiently. EMM tools help manage strategic planning and marketing resources (sometimes referred to as marketing resource management or MRM). This KB also covers rule-based techniques, pattern recognition, and other profiling features.  

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