The Resource Finance for IT decision makers : a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers, Michael Blackstaff, (electronic resource)

Finance for IT decision makers : a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers, Michael Blackstaff, (electronic resource)

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Finance for IT decision makers : a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers
Title
Finance for IT decision makers
Title remainder
a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers
Statement of responsibility
Michael Blackstaff
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This highly accessible guide fills the twilight zone between IT and Finance. Finance is fundamental to the IT world, as it is to most other aspects of life, both business and non-commercial. However, many employees lack knowledge of the particular financial principles on which decisions about IT should be based - decisions that often have serious financial implications for their organisations. Assuming no prior knowledge and with many practical examples, Finance for IT Decision Makers covers, step-by-step those aspects of finance relevant to IT professionals. It is ideal for IT decision make
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1939-
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Blackstaff, Michael
Dewey number
658.15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HC79.I55
LC item number
B53 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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British Computer Society
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  • Business enterprises
  • Corporations
  • Information technology
Label
Finance for IT decision makers : a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers, Michael Blackstaff, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Springer, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures and Tables""; ""Authors""; ""Foreword""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface""; ""Part One Finance for IT Decision Makers""; ""1 Decisions, Decisions...""; ""WHAT IS CASH FLOW?""; ""A FINANCIAL CASE""; ""WHAT IS DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW?""; ""THE COST OF MONEY""; ""PRESENT VALUE""; ""INTERPRETING PRESENT VALUES""; ""OPPORTUNITY COST""; ""'FINANCIAL CASH FLOWS'""; ""INFLATION""; ""2 Financial Cases and Business Cases""; ""COST CASES""; ""FINANCIAL CASES""; ""BUSINESS CASES""; ""WHAT IS A BENEFIT?""; ""CASH FLOW AND PROFIT""
  • ""A BASIS FOR INVESTMENT DECISION-MAKING""""3 When is a Benefit not a Benefit?""; ""HOW TO BUILD AN IT FINANCIAL CASE""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: DESCRIPTION""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: SOLUTION""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: EXPLANATIONS""; ""WHAT CASH FLOWS ARE RELEVANT?""; ""IS IT A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT?""; ""4 How Financial Cases are Evaluated: Part 1""; ""PRESENT VALUE REVISITED""; ""THE COST OF CAPITAL""; ""WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL (WACC)""; ""APPLYING PRESENT VALUES""; ""THE NPV DECISION RULE""; ""PROFITABILITY INDEX""; ""INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN""; ""THE IRR DECISION RULE""; ""NPV, IRR AND RISK""
  • ""5 How Financial Cases are Evaluated: Part 2""""PAYBACK""; ""PAYBACK AND RISK""; ""DISCOUNTED PAYBACK""; ""RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)""; ""ROI AND RISK""; ""SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED""; ""EXAMPLE 5.1""; ""THE METHODS COMPARED""; ""6 The Effects of Taxation""; ""PERSONAL TAX""; ""BUSINESS TAX""; ""CAPITAL ALLOWANCES""; ""HOW DOES TAX AFFECT AN IT FINANCIAL CASE?""; ""AFTER TAX EVALUATION OF AN INVESTMENT""; ""THE RESULTS COMPARED""; ""TAXATION AND LEASING""; ""7 IT Aspects of Depreciation""; ""DEPRECIATION OF IT ASSETS""; ""STRAIGHT-LINE DEPRECIATION""; ""REDUCING BALANCE DEPRECIATION""
  • ""LOSS ON DISPOSAL""""FREQUENCY OF DEPRECIATION CHARGE""; ""DEPRECIATION OF UPGRADABLE ASSETS""; ""8 IT Financing and Leasing""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""WHAT IS A LEASE?""; ""HOW IT LEASING DEVELOPED""; ""TYPES OF LEASE""; ""FINANCE LEASES""; ""SALE AND LEASE-BACK""; ""HIRE PURCHASE""; ""LEASING AND FINANCIAL CASES""; ""OPERATING LEASES""; ""RESIDUAL VALUE (RV)""; ""WHOSE BALANCE SHEET?""; ""RISK AND REWARD""; ""NON-FULL PAYOUT FINANCE LEASES""; ""EXCHANGE LEASES""; ""RENTAL""; ""INTERNATIONAL FINANCING""; ""'SMALL TICKET' LEASING""; ""THE LEASING CONTRACT""; ""THE FUTURE""
  • ""9 Outsourcing: Financial Aspects""""WHAT IS OUTSOURCING?""; ""OUTSOURCING IN PERSONAL LIFE""; ""OUTSOURCING IN BUSINESS""; ""FINANCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUTSOURCING""; ""RISK AND SERVICE LEVELS""; ""FINANCIAL EVALUATION METHODS""; ""SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS""; ""INFLATION""; ""HOW TO BUILD AN OUTSOURCING FINANCIAL CASE""; ""A WORKED EXAMPLE""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: DESCRIPTION""; ""STEP BY STEP TO THE SOLUTION""; ""THE TABLES""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: EXPLANATIONS""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: SUMMARY""; ""OUTSOURCING DECISION CRITERIA""; ""MANAGING THE PROCESS""; ""10 Tasters: Budgeting, Costing and Pricing""
  • ""BUDGETING""
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (339 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780170503
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)634532
  • (OCoLC)727648052
  • (SSID)ssj0000484364
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11929804
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000484364
  • (PQKBWorkID)10594637
  • (PQKB)11624855
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC634532
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000808156
Label
Finance for IT decision makers : a practical handbook for buyers, sellers, and managers, Michael Blackstaff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: London: Springer, 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures and Tables""; ""Authors""; ""Foreword""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface""; ""Part One Finance for IT Decision Makers""; ""1 Decisions, Decisions...""; ""WHAT IS CASH FLOW?""; ""A FINANCIAL CASE""; ""WHAT IS DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW?""; ""THE COST OF MONEY""; ""PRESENT VALUE""; ""INTERPRETING PRESENT VALUES""; ""OPPORTUNITY COST""; ""'FINANCIAL CASH FLOWS'""; ""INFLATION""; ""2 Financial Cases and Business Cases""; ""COST CASES""; ""FINANCIAL CASES""; ""BUSINESS CASES""; ""WHAT IS A BENEFIT?""; ""CASH FLOW AND PROFIT""
  • ""A BASIS FOR INVESTMENT DECISION-MAKING""""3 When is a Benefit not a Benefit?""; ""HOW TO BUILD AN IT FINANCIAL CASE""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: DESCRIPTION""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: SOLUTION""; ""EXAMPLE 3.1: EXPLANATIONS""; ""WHAT CASH FLOWS ARE RELEVANT?""; ""IS IT A WORTHWHILE INVESTMENT?""; ""4 How Financial Cases are Evaluated: Part 1""; ""PRESENT VALUE REVISITED""; ""THE COST OF CAPITAL""; ""WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST OF CAPITAL (WACC)""; ""APPLYING PRESENT VALUES""; ""THE NPV DECISION RULE""; ""PROFITABILITY INDEX""; ""INTERNAL RATE OF RETURN""; ""THE IRR DECISION RULE""; ""NPV, IRR AND RISK""
  • ""5 How Financial Cases are Evaluated: Part 2""""PAYBACK""; ""PAYBACK AND RISK""; ""DISCOUNTED PAYBACK""; ""RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)""; ""ROI AND RISK""; ""SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED""; ""EXAMPLE 5.1""; ""THE METHODS COMPARED""; ""6 The Effects of Taxation""; ""PERSONAL TAX""; ""BUSINESS TAX""; ""CAPITAL ALLOWANCES""; ""HOW DOES TAX AFFECT AN IT FINANCIAL CASE?""; ""AFTER TAX EVALUATION OF AN INVESTMENT""; ""THE RESULTS COMPARED""; ""TAXATION AND LEASING""; ""7 IT Aspects of Depreciation""; ""DEPRECIATION OF IT ASSETS""; ""STRAIGHT-LINE DEPRECIATION""; ""REDUCING BALANCE DEPRECIATION""
  • ""LOSS ON DISPOSAL""""FREQUENCY OF DEPRECIATION CHARGE""; ""DEPRECIATION OF UPGRADABLE ASSETS""; ""8 IT Financing and Leasing""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""WHAT IS A LEASE?""; ""HOW IT LEASING DEVELOPED""; ""TYPES OF LEASE""; ""FINANCE LEASES""; ""SALE AND LEASE-BACK""; ""HIRE PURCHASE""; ""LEASING AND FINANCIAL CASES""; ""OPERATING LEASES""; ""RESIDUAL VALUE (RV)""; ""WHOSE BALANCE SHEET?""; ""RISK AND REWARD""; ""NON-FULL PAYOUT FINANCE LEASES""; ""EXCHANGE LEASES""; ""RENTAL""; ""INTERNATIONAL FINANCING""; ""'SMALL TICKET' LEASING""; ""THE LEASING CONTRACT""; ""THE FUTURE""
  • ""9 Outsourcing: Financial Aspects""""WHAT IS OUTSOURCING?""; ""OUTSOURCING IN PERSONAL LIFE""; ""OUTSOURCING IN BUSINESS""; ""FINANCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF OUTSOURCING""; ""RISK AND SERVICE LEVELS""; ""FINANCIAL EVALUATION METHODS""; ""SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS""; ""INFLATION""; ""HOW TO BUILD AN OUTSOURCING FINANCIAL CASE""; ""A WORKED EXAMPLE""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: DESCRIPTION""; ""STEP BY STEP TO THE SOLUTION""; ""THE TABLES""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: EXPLANATIONS""; ""EXAMPLE 9.1: SUMMARY""; ""OUTSOURCING DECISION CRITERIA""; ""MANAGING THE PROCESS""; ""10 Tasters: Budgeting, Costing and Pricing""
  • ""BUDGETING""
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (339 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780170503
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)634532
  • (OCoLC)727648052
  • (SSID)ssj0000484364
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11929804
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000484364
  • (PQKBWorkID)10594637
  • (PQKB)11624855
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC634532
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000808156

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