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Three Ways to Slash Your IT Costs

A new breed of business is re-imagining IT budgets, and looking to the cloud and subscription software to slash IT expenses and connect remote employees.

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Tackling the High Cost of Unused Software

Many organizations are purchasing software that goes unused, so CIOs must do a much better job of deploying asset management and software tracking systems.

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What CIOs Need to Know About Procurement Systems

Inefficient procurement tools cost businesses in North America more than $1.5 billion annually and waste 32 million work hours, according to a new survey by cloud provider SciQuest. It found that only 28 percent of sourcing procurement professionals believe their procurement system increases productivity. The study recommends five rules to... Read More »

CFOs Taking Lead Role in IT Decisions

A significant share of CFOs say they are really in charge of making key, strategic tech decisions, according to a new survey from Accenture. The accompanying report, titled "The CFO as Architect of Business Value: Delivering Growth and Managing Complexity," covers a broad range of finance-related topics. But CIOs will want to skip right to the section about CFOs'... Read More »

Facebook Hacks the Data Center

The Open Compute Project can change the way organizations think about and manage their data. Stanford University research fellow Jonathan Koomey offers insights about the Facebook-led initiative.

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SIM IT Trends: Tomorrow Will Be Faster Than Today

The role of CIOs and IT organizations is increasingly business oriented, and successful CIOs will need people skills—not technical smarts—to succeed in the workplace.

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IT Budgeting Stats, Trends and Best Practices

More than ever, today's CIOs must combine impact-worthy strategic contributions which reflect equal parts business and tech insights. As previously reported, marketing is expected to take on greater ownership of IT budgeting. So to continue advancing as vital, senior-level contributors within their organizations, CIOs have to closely align with business-side executives and users to get a... Read More »

Useful Virtualization Stats, Trends and Practices

We live in an "Everything as a Service" universe. That's because CIOs and other tech leaders are transitioning all forms of tech resources and support—from hardware to software to storage to platforms—to a virtualized environment. As a technology, virtualization is nothing new. The term dates back to the mid-1960s, when IBM developed the early incarnations of what would become... Read More »

Despite Gains, Companies Don't Budget for Mobile

Although mobile technology improves employee productivity, particularly in customer service, many small and medium-sized businesses do not budget for mobile devices, according to a new survey by Sage North America. Instead, they take an ad hoc approach, addressing employees' needs as they arise. "Slightly more than three... Read More »

10 Advantages of IT Cost Transparency

A new niche—technology business management (TBM) software—is emerging with an emphasis on cost transparency to provide enterprise IT organizations with useful data and insights. Because TBM software offers detailed, granular data about the cost of providing applications and services, it enables CIOs to make faster, fact-based decisions about purchases. The goal is to help CIOs... Read More »

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