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Opinion: Assume nothing. Audit instead

The IT manager who assumes that a technology investment will meet or exceed an economic or return on investment forecast reminds me of the anecdote about the economist trapped in a burning building. "No problem," he says. "I'll assume a fire hose."
While the dismal science of economics relies on assumptions to build theories to explain economic phenomena, IT managers are under no such obligation. In fact, the practice might be dangerous.

Written by John Berry10 July 03 22:00

How to apply EVA to IT

Looking at IT investments through the lens of an EVA analysis can help quantify and demonstrate their value in language your CFO will understand.

Written by John Berry05 Feb. 03 12:49