With attention on transparency and accountability, the prime measure of success in the enterprise has been to determine the money and time spent to gain ROI in comparison with the actual ROI. Information Management reminds us of this concept and practice in "Revisiting Information's ROI."
With agile technology and practices in place, the method for looking at ROI is changing. No longer does investment mean a singular piece; now it refers to the overall enterprise architecture.
The article states:
ROI fixation is probably less common today than 10 or 20 years ago in the days of enterprise resource planning and big software investments. Siloing ROI on an application investment just makes less sense in an architecture of many assets and channels. Nowadays if we are lucky enough to work in an agile organization we are less desperate for a technology jackpot. We move, measure, benchmark and correct incrementally with third party information and adjust ongoing operating costs.
Included in the segments ROI looks at today is data, infrastructure technologies and other enterprise applications such as analytics and information management. PolySpot solutions are heading up the pack in terms of producing ROI.
Megan Feil, August 10, 2012