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Applied Infonomics: Why and How to Value Your Information as an Asset

by Doug Laney  |  October 14, 2015

Use the Gartner Information Valuation Method to apply the same rigors to valuing your information assets as you do to other critical enterprise assets. Imagine a retail manager with no...

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Sony says there was no material financial impact from the hack. Really?

by Richard Hunter  |  January 26, 2015

In an announcement titled "Submission of an application for approval of extension of deadline to file the quarterly securities report for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31,...

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What is the single best metric for demonstrating IT business impact?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 11, 2012

If John Stuart can take a hiatus, why can't I.  Please enjoy this prior post on the best metric for IT. The issue of demonstrating the business value of IT...

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Avoid the trap of false precision

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 30, 2011

Precision is the enemy of IT value and a root cause of why it is so hard to measure IT’s.  About the only thing that you can prove with precision...

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Business value is in your hand – the five questions to ask to create a compelling case for change.

by Mark P. McDonald  |  November 2, 2011

Raising business impact is something that CIOs and IT professionals have sought for years.  The goal has led to the development of ‘tools’ ranging from new IT metrics, program/project management,...

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IT Infrastructure has been among your most productive assets

by Mark P. McDonald  |  August 10, 2010

Productivity is measured by the output created for a particular set of inputs.  Productivity ahs been a real sticking point for CFO’s related to IT.  Most have sought to ‘raise’...

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IT as a percent of margin

by Mark P. McDonald  |  July 28, 2010

Just about everybody can tell you the relationship between the IT budget and company sales.  Percentage of sales is a common and quick metric for benchmarking and describing your IT...

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What is the Production Function of IT?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  June 27, 2010

Understanding IT’s role in the enterprise is complex and incomplete.  IT is the subject of great debate as some see it as the source of competitive advantage and others see...

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Is there one metric that best demonstrates the business value of IT?

by Mark P. McDonald  |  June 18, 2010

The issue of demonstrating the business value of IT is at the top of mind for both CIO's and other executives as they look to allocate cash and other resources...

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