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Elevate Your IT Organization! Learn 5 Easy Steps

Most IT organizations struggle with communicating the value of the critical services they offer to the business and as a result the value they provide is often overlooked or under-valued. That being said, IT organizations need a way to elevate their profile within the organization as well as to be able to clearly demonstrate the value of the services they provide to the business.
Join us for this webcast to learn five easy steps that will empower your organization to discover and communicate the services you provide, identify alternatives to optimize your service “portfolio”, and leverage your own experts to accelerate service choice.
Recorded Sep 10 2012 42 mins
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Erik Hille, Sr Principal Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies
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