IT Justifying the Investment

Mastroberte, Tammy
November 2004
Convenience Store News;11/22/2004, Vol. 40 Issue 14, p76
Trade Publication
This article presents information on information technology justifying investment. When a company invests money in any type of project, the return on investment (ROI) is always the first concern. But ROI isn't always about money. Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Quick Chek Food Stores Inc., which operates 104 c-stores, considers an even bigger question: Does the project fit in with the company's long-term goals? At Pilot Travel Centers, the majority of the research and presentation to management falls on the IT department— along with the capital to fund the project.


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