Tracking revenue per employee provides an interesting view into how well a company is run. The best run companies have high revenue per employee figures. What about yours? Pay your employees to think and enhance value. Let computers perform the brainless activities. Here's what you need to do. (Sales and Service Excellence)
Buying a new business software package or upgrading an existing one is an expensive proposition under any circumstance, and the final tally is likely to be much more than you think. Selecting the wrong business software presents can result in lost business. Follow the steps outlined below and you'll make the right choice. (Consulting to Management)
As life sciences firms and their laboratories grow increasingly automated, equipment failures and system problems become commonplace. In larger work environments, daily struggles with technology are routine. Simple, standalone devices are a dying breed being replaced by intelligent, networked systems. (Mass High Tech)
As offices and laboratories grow increasingly automated, problems become commonplace. Standalone instruments are a dying breed being replaced by networked devices. The lack of interoperability among this smorgasbord of devices is often a source of frustration. Here is how to get help. (IT Horizons (BI&T))
Much is written about managing IT projects but little is written about managing a collection of IT projects. Large corporations have many active information technology (IT) projects at any given time. 40% or more will fail. What is going on? Let us look at this from an entirely new and different direction. (Handbook of Business Strategy)
About 60% of businesses that experience a major disaster close within two years. By being trained and prepared, the impact of any disastrous event can be contained and near normal operations restored in a matter of hours. Here's what you need to do. (Boston Business Journal)
There are significant objections to overcome before open-source software can be broadly adopted across enterprises. These issues aren't insurmountable, but they need to be adequately addressed before open-source can go head to head with the major proprietary software vendors. (ComputerWorld)
Often, lowering cost and improving service are diametrically opposed. But within the IT Help Desk, implementation of best practices and prudent use of information technology can achieve the impossible. (IndUS Business Journal)
If a critical part of your business was knocked out of commission for a few days, would your business survive? How much business would you lose? How quickly could you recover? (Handbook of Business Strategy)
This article defines a simple process for tuning your business strategy to take greater advantage of the World Wide Web. It's not just about strategy, however. You need to execute! (American Management Association)
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it! Be selective about the information you decide to capture and monitor. Then put a plan in place to do it on an ongoing basis. (Handbook of Business Strategy)
Creating application and network architectures to support e-commerce transactions is very complex. Following the best practices outlined in this presentation makes it easier. (NE eCommerce Users Group)
A commonly used measure of management efficiency is revenue per employee. This metric varies widely from industry to industry and company to company but provides an interesting view into how well a company is run.
A simple "one size fits all" process that anyone can use doesn't exist. But, there are steps you can take and guidelines you can follow to define a process that will make your organization more successful.
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