News; Microsoft project are not able to the highest investment returns
Why some enterprise ready to claim their IT departments is profitable? Stern said, these enterprises have to do so, because they put the IT department as the enterprise internal service provider, and the cost of the IT department as a kind of investment, so IT department will people to create profit and loss of data. Did this only enterprise in order to ensure that the IT department to focus on the application efficiency. But, "Microsoft didn't do that." Stern said: "IT department just a auxiliary support type department. I think a CIO should consider to enterprise provide value, but is not that the sector have income, have the bottom line."
So now that IT is a kind of strategic investment, Microsoft Office 2010 is how to measure IT strategy return on investment projects? Stern said from three point an evaluation: one is the return on investment evaluation, 2 it is strategic value evaluation, three is risk assessment. In the calculation of the project investment income, bring only calculated in financial accounts can follow the income, not those invisible income. Stern says, Microsoft chosen project are not able to bring the highest investment returns, and IT projects may be able to bring to the company long-term strategic value or to improve the staff of the advantages of the project.
Stern are responsible for another important work, which is to be responsible for the deployment of the Microsoft new product in advance within the company, Microsoft Office 2010 trial in this is called the "dog food" (Dogfooding). "Dog food" largely out of the consideration of three aspects. First of all, Microsoft will attempt to the application of new products, for example, an early version of the SQL Server 2005 officially listed 15 months ago, Microsoft's financial department on trial for the product. According to stern said, Microsoft every official commercial products, must get listed before Microsoft IT department approval. If Microsoft IT department think a product yet from the quality or function done enough, IT is not as a commercial product listed.