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ERP Implementations Exceed Budgets, Schedules

Organizations pursue enterprise resource planning (ERP) to boost their business management software capabilities. And while, overall, nearly two-thirds of organizations consider their ERP implementations a success, there are lingering pain points, according to a new survey from Panorama Consulting Solutions. Specifically, the vast... Read More »

Eight Ways to Improve Your Cyber-Security Spending

Organizations are concerned about cyber-threats, but many of them have neither invested strategically in security nor aligned that spending with their business strategies, according to a new report. One result is a major gap in security spending between industries. For instance, banking and finance spending heavily ($2,500 median per employee) while others, like retail and consumer products... Read More »

CIOs Focused on Filling Key IT Positions

While they're not experiencing the boom times of the 1990s, CIOs are generally upbeat about hiring prospects for the rest of the year, according to a new survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend Report" report reveals that more CIOs plan to increase staffing... Read More »

IT Networks Keep Getting Older

Today's IT networks are as old as they have been in six years, according to new research from Dimension Data. The accompanying paper, titled the "2014 Network Barometer Report," presents a wide range of tech operations trends, in what can informally be described as a state-of-the-network update. Findings reveal that the majority of... Read More »

10 Classic Project Management Mistakes

Organizations frequently struggle with project management, and tech initiatives are no exception. Research reveals that 45 percent of large IT projects go over budget, while delivering 56 percent less value than promised. Meanwhile, three-quarters of project participants lack confidence that their efforts will succeed, and nearly four of five say that business is "usually" or "always" out of... Read More »

What Does Bezos's Law Mean for Your Data Center?

If the cost of cloud storage is dropping by 50 percent every three years, it might be time for many CIOs to get rid of their data centers and move to a cloud platform.

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10 Things to Know About the Cost of DNS Attacks

The top challenge most organizations face in protecting networks against Domain Name Service (DNS)-based attacks is the cost of security solutions. Infoblox, a network control solutions firm, recently sponsored a survey on DNS protection which shows that many organizations hesitate to adopt new security solutions because of the cost. The price of an attack, however, can be much more, as the... Read More »

CIOs Lack Control Over Obsolete Apps?

One in four applications could be retired, according to an estimate by Capgemini, but it's not always easy for CIOs to retire an out-of-date legacy app.

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Security Strategies Must Be Integrated

Organizations where everyone works together to build a strong defense are more likely to succeed despite a lack of resources, proliferating security threats and new technologies.

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Being a Lean IT Group—and Continuously Improving

Freddie Mac CIO Rob Lux discusses how, despite the constraints of a tight budget, he helped fuel IT and business innovation at the U.S. government-sponsored enterprise.

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