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Positioning the CIO as a Powerful Business Partner

The IT environment of today is simply too complex to rely on outmoded ways to keep the organization functioning and thriving flawlessly. A CIO must be a true business partner, someone who can not only drive out costs from day-to-day operations, but strategically manage IT to enhance revenue and profits.
In this informative whitepaper from Oracle, learn about a new approach to IT governance that will transform the CIO's role and the role IT plays in the organization. No longer just a service provider, the CIO becomes a powerful business executive who skillfully maneuvers a portfolio of assets that achieve measurable growth in revenue and profits.

In this informative whitepaper learn how you can:
* Become a visionary portfolio manager who skillfully controls three major asset classes: applications, intellectual capital, and financial capital.
* Transform IT into a streamlined revenue and profit center.
* Implement an IT governance process that will reduce costs, maximize resources, and make the IT portfolio a central component in an enterprise investment portfolio that is the key to sustainable business success.

A Strategy for Governing IT Projects

Making the right IT investment decisions is both critical and challenging. Are you constantly being asked to "service the gap" between where the enterprise currently is and where it wants or needs to go? Today overseeing a mix of technologies, and in many cases, disparate IT organizations, is the norm and adds complexity. How can you help ensure that only the projects that provide the highest value to the business actually get implemented, even across such a diverse technology landscape?

Learn an effective step-by step planto ensure success and gain a powerful competitive advantage:
* Understand the benefits and challenges of implementing an IT governance solution.
* Make the right IT investment decisions that align with strategic business goals
* Reduce costs and maximize resources.
* Improve processes and collaboration across the enterprise.

Improving project success rates with a PMO

No project plans to fail. Yet 19% of all projects still do - and another 46% of projects face significant challenges, such as delays, budget overruns, or end products with less than the required features and functions. These failures and challenges can be attributed to undocumented project management methods, uncontrolled and reactive delivery, unrealistic budget or time expectations, limited planning, or a lack of executive commitment.

As the number of projects grow within an organization, so does the risk of failure as resources get stretched and oversight lags. It becomes increasingly important to define project management processes and develop metrics and best practices for keeping projects on time and within budget. For many companies, that means creating a Project Management Office. (PMO).

This brief introduction whitepaper, Part 1 of Oracle's PMO Whitepaper Series, discusses guidelines and benefits of building a PMO to improve project success.

Project Management Office Best Practices

Today, project management efficiencies are more important than ever. Companies using integrated program management processes and governance, stand the best chance of identifying the right projects, anticipating and minimizing risks, and allocating the best resources to projects and meeting their objectives on time and within budget. A Project Management Office (PMO) can streamline efficiencies and position your company for future project success.

This whitepaper, Part 2 of Oracle's PMO Whitepaper Series, discusses a step-by step plan to develop and manage your entire portfolio of projects with a PMO and ensure that your enterprise assets and resources are strategically aligned with business goals. Learn how you can implement an effective PMO to reduce business risk, optimize resources and contribute to business growth.

Gilbane Group - Enterprise Adoption of XML Applications and DITA

This independent report from the Gilbane Group reveals research from organizations that have successfully deployed XML applications. The report examines the current landscape of XML applications, adoption of DITA in XML applications, stacles to broader enterprise adoption, and analyzes the external factors that are having an impact on XML-aware content strategies. Learn the business value of smart content applications.

Lightweight Services: Recomposing SOA for the current economic times

A constrained economy hasn't offset the need for increased business integration within the fast and responsive enterprise. Staying ahead of competition requires federation with vendors, suppliers, customers, and staff to deliver the value that the enterprise promises. Learn how a careful choice of technologies and middleware such as Sun's LightWeight services platform, become even more critical.

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