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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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Why IT Spending Will Decline in 2016

Overall IT spending is forecast to decline slightly this year compared to IT spending in 2015, according to Gartner.... Read More »

How to Excel Using Contract Workers

Contingent workers make up nearly 35% of today's workforce, and 70 percent of surveyed companies expect to increase the number of contract workers, according to a recent study. The rub? Only 51% of external labor and services spend is formally accounted for in corporate planning, budgeting and forecasting. The study, "Read More »

Why IT Spending Is All About the Business

While most CIOs, IT execs and senior managers agree that it's important to link tech investments to key business outcomes, relatively few feel their organization does a very good job of doing so, according to a recent survey from Datalink. The report, titled "Read More »

Which CFO Personality Is Right for IT?

When it comes to getting approval for IT purchases, the buck often stops with the CFO. And, in many cases, there's a specific CFO personality type that can make such decisions easier (or harder) for CIOs and their teams, according to Read More »

Measuring the ROI of New Tech Investments

Companies considered tech driven are far more likely to achieve productivity goals than those that aren't, according to a recent survey from Planview. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

Why IT Budgets Are Up but Hiring Is Down

The latest, quarterly “Reality Check” survey from TEKsystems presents a mixed bag of sentiments among CIOs and other IT leaders: IT budgets are on the rise, findings show, but hiring expectations are significantly lower than they were at the end of last year.... Read More »

How State CIOs Are Focusing on the Enterprise

Most state CIOs are implementing enterprisewide strategies to best support business efforts and make better investment decisions, according to a recent survey from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and Infosys Public Services. The resulting report, titled "Read More »

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