Research: Monitoring IT Investments.
Background: According to Sharda (2015), An old adage says: “If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it.” Management’s role is to ensure that the money spent on IT results in value for the organization. Therefore, a standard, accepted set of metrics must be created, and those metrics must be monitored and communicated to senior management and customers of the IT department.
Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.
Assignment: Regarding the background statement above, monitoring IT Investments by the management of an organization should be considered easy. How far is this true? Research into this and come up with at least two of the measuring metrics. Describing how the metrics are used to measure IT Investments and their advantages.
Your research paper should be at least three pages (800 words), double-spaced, have at least 4 APA references, and typed in an easy-to-read font in MS Word (other word processors are fine to use but save it in MS Word format). Your cover page should contain the following: Title, Student’s name, University’s name, Course name, Course number, Professor’s name, and Date.