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Jul 13 2009   4:06PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT ROI, NAC, cloud computing and email outsourcing

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Good afternoon! This past week on SearchCIO.com we ran the coverage gamut, from IT ROI strategies and network access control (NAC) to the real cost of cloud computing and email outsourcing approaches. Check out the stories listed below!

Proven IT ROI strategies in an economic downturn – CIOs who calculate ROI on IT projects are more likely to get executive approval, especially in an economic downturn. Learn how to effectively calculate ROI on new investments in business process management, IT Service Management and enterprise risk management.

Network access control now addresses multiple needs – Users have found multiple uses for NAC, including growing usage for guest networks. Understanding which of NAC’s four main use cases is yours is crucial to selecting the right system.

The real cost of cloud computing services – Cloud computing services reallocate costs and save you money in the short term, but companies should keep in mind what the usage-based model will cost long term.

Enterprises look beyond Gmail, cloud for email outsourcing services – Email outsourcing is taking off in enterprises as CIOs consider managed or hosted email services rather than Gmail or a full cloud-based email approach.

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