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The Innovation Value Institute (IVI) at National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth today announced the launch of the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF). The IT-CMF provides a concise management roadmap to optimize business value derived from IT investments. This unique framework, has been proven to deliver greater business value from IT while reducing the complexity of IT choices for CIOs. IVI is a consortium of leading industry, consulting, not-for-profit, and academic organizations that has been quietly developing and testing new ways to more firmly align IT investments with business results. Originally formed ...
is an informal term that includes all forms of value that determine the health and well-being of the firm in the long-run. Business value expands concept of value of the firm beyond economic value (also known as economic profit , Economic value added , and Shareholder value ) to include other forms of value such as employee value, customer value, supplier value, channel partner value, alliance partner value, managerial value, and societal value. Many of these forms of value are not directly measured in monetary terms. Business value often embraces intangible assets not necessarily attributable to any stakeholder group. Examples ...
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Quick. Which is the first American hamburger chain to sell a billion hamburgers in the US? Nope, not McDonald’s. Guess again, Burger King wasn’t even close. The first American hamburger chain to sell 1,000,000,000 hamburgers is none other than White Castle. White Castle, the first hamburger chain in the US, sold its first billion hamburgers in 1968. The pioneering White Castle chain, after more than 85 years, has more than 380 restaurants and served 500,000,000 hamburgers last year. Very good numbers, but McDonald’s, in just 50 years, operates in more than 100 countries with more than 30,000 outlets generating more than USD60B ... market research, surveys and trends
Client Prosperity – The Business Coach for Service based ...
It’s such a good way to attract a lot of new subscribers very quickly. You are being exposed to a whole new audience, your expert status grows by association with the high calibre of speakers you have lined up and you are creating a lot of good will by giving incredible value to your community. It’s also a lot of fun and creates a huge buzz to when having such an intense week of events. AND I don’t think I have to tell you this, i t’s also a lot of work and if you haven’t done it before you are finding yourself on a massive learning curve. Massive Client Attraction Week was my first (and certainly ... market research, surveys and trends


Harvard's Endowment Takes an $8 Billion Hit -
has sent a letter to its deans saying that the university’s $36.9 billion endowment fund lost 22 percent of its value in the last four months and could decline as much as 30 percent by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Skip to next paragraph Drew Faust became president of Harvard in February 2007. Normally Harvard reports on the endowment’s performance once a year, but the letter signed by the university’s president, Drew Faust, and its executive vice president, Edward C. Forst, cited the “current extraordinary circumstances” as the rationale for providing an interim report. Harvard depends on ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Virtualization Saves Microsoft Customers Nearly a Half-Million ...
Microsoft Corp. today announced that some business customers around the world have saved on average $470,000 (U.S.) per year through IT projects using Microsoft virtualization software . Microsoft's business customers have been able to use virtualization to help reduce operations and capital expenses via reduced electrical power consumption and cooling within datacenters, reduced hardware acquisition costs, automation of desktop and server management , and centralized application deployment . The cost of running IT systems has increased as electrical power, cooling and physical space has become constrained. In his 2008 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Windows 95 turns 15: Has Microsoft's OS peaked?
It was 15 years ago that Microsoft had one of its most successful launches ever--introducing Windows 95. The company managed to get people to line up for hours to be among the first to get their hands on a copy. The company paid to treat people to free newspapers in London, lighted the Empire State Building in Windows' colors, and draped Toronto's CN Tower with a 300-foot banner--all part of a massive $300 million ad campaign that accompanied the product's arrival . Windows 95, which was separate from the company's business-oriented Windows NT product, added a number of features over its predecessors ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Datalink Awarded $8 Million Project by Global Consulting and Software Company
a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced it was awarded an $8 million project with a Midwestern global IT consulting and software company. Datalink will optimize this client's disaster recovery (DR) capabilities via disk-based, site-to-site replication technologies. In addition, Datalink will consolidate and virtualize this client's data center storage infrastructure, making it more agile and easier to manage. In addition to hardware and software, this award includes Datalink professional services and customer support. market trends, news research and surveys resources


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to bridge the divide and manage IT for business value, IT runs the risk of being perceived as a black-box cost center; one in which endless streams of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Small Business Tax Deductions |
are the cost of conducting a trade or business. These expenses are common costs of doing business, and are usually tax deductible if your business is for profit. For example, costs of renting a storefront, business travel, and paying employees are all deductible business expenses. Capital expenses are the costs of purchasing specific assets, such as property or equipment, that usually have a life of a year or more and increase the quality and quantity of products and services. For example, if you own a landscaping business and you purchase mowers and excavating equipment, these costs are capital expenses and do not qualify as ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Fueling Business Strategy through IT/Finance Alignment
Finance work together more closely to create business value? ..... We have to think differently about how we're going to manage it going forward. What ...
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