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pfretty
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11/13/2014 | 3:27:21 PM
Poor strategy
According to a recent IDG SAS survey only 14 percent of organizations acknowledge having a data management strategy in place.  It's a solid strategy that allows an organization to follow the logical steps and best practices.  It's time to start planning. 

 

Peter Fretty
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nasimson,
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10/31/2014 | 2:09:35 PM
very easy to overlook
> Quite a few vendors base product support costs on percentages of current market price,
> which they typically determine. What may seem modest at first may be very expensive
> three years from now. Vendors can be bought, sold, or change hands; the management
> team you buy from may not be in place a few years from now. And you may get new
> managers who want to "tweak" the maintenance costs or service model.

One of my previous organizations were badly hit by an ownership change at the vendor end. So I know how important this is, yet this is very easy to overlook. I wish I had come across this advice earlier.
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10/31/2014 | 12:16:00 AM
Re: IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
@Shamika I believe that we need to devise a plan for training the individuals . We need to have trainer trainee concept but for that we need to have trainer with best credentials not with highest number of years under his belt.
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nomii,
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10/31/2014 | 12:13:24 AM
Re: Planning
@Shamika agreed with you. I believe that selection is a very special process and I believe that the important thing which will follow is how to train them for the job. A person might be having best credentials but you will come to know about his working once he will be on the job and I think proper training is the best remedy in finding right person for the right job.
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10/31/2014 | 12:09:44 AM
Re: Planning
@Yalananand I am not sure that companys with jump into competition with much planning and back hand understanding of what is comming next in few months or even year time. I believe that forcasting is the best that comapnys eventually are doing to cater for that. That aspect covers all mager diversions. Yes you are true that if something at such a big scale happened over night and companys did not prepared for that will eventually fail.
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nomii,
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10/31/2014 | 12:06:08 AM
Re: Planning
@SunitaT0 I agree with your opinion to an extant but will distant my self that IT has no bigger role in planning of company future. I believe that with the latest development in the field of tech this one aspect has taken precedence over others. It has marganilized your problems and has given you a better solution with cost effective integrations.
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10/30/2014 | 10:59:24 PM
Re: Planning
@yalanand,

I agree with you to a point. You have to remember that there has to be a starting point. Logistics from the traditional perspective can't always be the main concern. It must be to have a goal & execute the plan well. Then you'll have a roadmap where logistics can be used to make things more efficient.
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pcharles09,
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10/30/2014 | 10:53:49 PM
Re: Planning
@Sunit10,

I agree & disagree with your statement. IT does help business but it's necessary. You cannot have success without IT nowadays.
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shamika,
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10/30/2014 | 3:57:50 AM
Re: IT Investments: 5 Common Mistakes
I agree with you. When it comes to IT projects it is always better to perform a short term analysis. "Time" considered to be one of the main constraints for projects.
shamika
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shamika,
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10/30/2014 | 3:55:43 AM
Re: Planning
@brain when we decide to purchase a software solution it is always better to evaluate at least 3 different systems before we finalize since it is going to cost a huge amount.
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