IBM asked nearly 1,900 IT decision-makers at midsize organizations about their top IT priorities in 2009 and beyond. The survey found five specific trends that IBM highlighted for readers in its report, Inside the Midmarket: A 2009 Perspective.
Computer Economics recently released its annual IT spending analysis, based on in-depth interviews of 200 IT executives. Even as many organizations continue to cut back, others are increasing spending or at least holding level.
Al Gore may take credit for inventing it. The Department of Defense deserves credit for building out its infrastructure. But let's face it: The real wizards behind the curtain, the first true marketeers of the Internet, and the virtuosos of virtual innovation...read more
Does your company run a strategic IT shop, or an operational one? According to the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), strategists are more forward-looking, are governed with an eye toward partnering with lines of business in order to innovate, and tend to return ...read more
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has released its mid-year analysis of major data breaches reported so far in 2009. Though the total numbers show an improvement over the first half of 2008, ITRC is reporting the percentage of insider attacks and breaches ca...read more
CIOs will continue struggle with iffy budgets throughout the rest of the year, according to a new poll conducted among 900 CIOs by Gartner Executive Programs. Released in mid-June week, results showed an expected IT spending decline in 2009 of about 4.7%. Figures were compared to a similar poll conducted at the end of 2008.
A survey of non-IT executives, conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers for the IT Governance Institute, shows that many business leaders believe IT investments create value, but many still view the department as an operational and tactical asset rather than ...read more
So, just how efficient is a bureaucrat in the data center? No, that isn't the beginning to a great joke. It is a question posed by CDW Government in its most recent survey on virtualization within federal agencies, across the civilian and defense spectrum. The company questi...read more
Aberdeen Group conducted a comprehensive study of 130 enterprises regarding their attitudes and practices surrounding governance, risk and compliance (GRC) initiatives. This slideshow highlights findings from Aberdeen's wrap-up report, IT GRC: Managing R...read more
In a poll of IT executives and line-of-business leaders, a recent "State of Disaster Recovery" survey found that each group still has its own ideas about business continuity. Conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of SunGard Availability Services,...read more
One of the hallmarks of great leadership is the ability to ferret out destructive organizational problems before they impact the working culture, says Michael Roberto.
As IT departments face cutbacks and mounting workloads, management must find ways to ...read more
IT recruitment firm Robert Half Technology has released its third quarter IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, and the results are mixed. The IT employment outlook is healthy in certain industries and certain parts of the country, but not so good in other ...read more
While the economy may show a few faint signs of strengthening, IT hiring managers still expect recessionary forces to dampen recruiting efforts for the next six months. New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as well as survey results from a poll of 1,900 recruiters b...read more
As the rate of increase in new unemployment claims slows, a survey report released by outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that human resource executives are resorting to salary cuts and pay freezes to cut costs, rather than cutting jobs outright. Comparisons are with an earlier survey by the firm.
The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization Electronic Health Records project team lays out the case for cloud computing.
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