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ROI

A performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. To calculate Return On Investment (ROI), the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment; the result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.

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As enterprises seek ways to reduce costs to help maintain profits, IT offers a suitable target for sustainability and “green” efforts — efforts that can pay off in ways other than financial.
It is time to rethink your storage strategy, especially when you are deciding between backup and archiving options. This whitepaper by CommVault provides an illuminating case for a heterogeneous storage system that delivers storage savings all around.
Mid-sized businesses ranked application installation processes and tools for user training, lowest for enterprise software purchases. Teck Wee argues, they need to consider these requirements for ROI in the long term.
Financing schemes are a welcome support for SMBs planning on refreshing their IT implementations. Like technology solutions such as the 'Cloud' that pushes CAPEX into OPEX, financing schemes do the same from the financial point of view.
Microsoft's global SME IT and Hosted IT Index 2010, which investigates how small and midsize enterprises fared during the downturn and how they use technology, reveals that SMBs in Asia are ahead in adoption of hosted and cloud technology.
 
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