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Despite the Cloud's Value, Funds Are Often Wasted

With its days as an emerging technology behind us, the cloud is now firmly established in the fabric of modern companies: Nearly all organizations are investing in the cloud in some way, according to a recent survey report, "State of the Cloud," from RightScale. The hybrid cloud has emerged... Read More »

How to Cut Costs When Migrating to the Cloud

A statistical analysis of operating system instances—the creation of objects each time a program runs—offers insights into the economics behind cloud migration. The fine-grained, algorithmic analysis attempts to answer questions such as these: Is it more economical to run workloads on-premise or in the cloud? Should... Read More »

How Decentralized IT Can Lead to Chaos

The ongoing decentralization of IT management—fueled by increasingly empowered business departments that are taking ownership of some tech areas—is putting a strain on CIOs and their teams, according to a recent survey from VMware. The resulting "Read More »

How Companies Shortchange IT Innovation

While IT budgets are on the rise, companies are still allocating a much greater share of the funding to routine tech operational and maintenance needs rather than to innovation-driven initiatives, according to a recent survey from Protiviti. The resulting report, "From Cloud, Mobile,... Read More »

Why IT Budget Planning Can Give CIOs Nightmares

While most CIOs and other senior IT executives expect technology budgets to increase over the next year, the actual implementation and management of those budgets is growing increasingly complex, according to a recent survey from Apptio. Credit the increase... Read More »

How to Ace Vendor Audits

A majority of companies have received software and hardware audit requests from vendors over the last 18 months—and many have undergone these audits several times during this time frame, according to a recent survey from BDNA. The resulting findings summary, titled the "Read More »

As Container Adoption Grows, ROI Soon Follows

The majority of organizations are either using container technologies today or plan to do so soon, according to a recent survey from NetEnrich. Simply stated, containers enclose pieces of code in a layer of software that can be transported easily between... Read More »

IT Spending Expected to Drop in 2016

Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner. Currency fluctuations primarily account for the anticipated dip, as well as lingering reservations about the global economy in general. In addition, the smartphone market is approaching saturation, Gartner reports, while a slowdown in China’s growth is eroding spending... Read More »

How IT Enhances the Customer Experience

Organizations are reaping huge ROI from their investments in the customer experience, especially if they fund for new marketing technologies or upgrades, according to a recent survey from Avanade and Sitecore. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

Perennial Issues Faced by IT Leaders

Enterprise tech constantly evolves, but IT leaders must address certain constants: careless users, changing budgets and constant pressure from the business.

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