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Doubts Raised Over IT's Strategic Potential

While the majority of executives–both IT and non-IT–agree that the tech department must play a lead role in the improvement of business effectiveness, they're expressing considerable doubts about the department's ability to do so, according to a recent survey from McKinsey. And many of the doubts are being raised by tech-side leaders, findings revealed. A clear minority of IT... Read More »

How CIOs Ensure the Multivendor Approach Works

IT professionals need to go the extra mile to make disparate products and interfaces from various vendors work harmoniously. But it’s worth the effort.

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Tech Budgets and Staffing Are in Transition

While overall IT budgets are going up, they account for noticeably less of organizations' total revenues compared with three years ago, according to a recent survey from the Global Institute for IT Management. In addition, findings reveal that CIOs have fewer internal, full-time IT employees... Read More »

IT Staffing Is on the Rise for 2015

IT staffing prospects look encouraging for the year ahead, as more CIOs expect to expand their technology organization's headcount than reduce it, according to a recent survey from Robert Half Technology. The accompanying "Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trend... Read More »

Top 10 State CIO Priorities for 2015

In the past, IT professionals who worked for the government were generally at a technological disadvantage: They were on the public payroll and, with the inevitable budget restrictions, remained somewhat removed from the leading edges of tech innovation. This situation, however, appear to be fading, according to a recently released top 10... Read More »

CIOs Anticipate Bigger Budgets in 2015

CIOs are forecasting increased budget growth for next year, according to a recent survey report from CEB. A significant share of the spending is supporting innovation and business-benefiting programs, findings reveal. This speaks to the rising presence of CIOs in... Read More »

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 »

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