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IT Management Slideshow: Mining Social Media for Customer Trends

With its SPSS Modeler software, IBM aims to help enterprises make better customer decisions based upon what's being posted on social-media sites. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Project Management Tips From Watts Humphrey

A Senior Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, Watts Humphrey is a National Medal of Technology winner who is known as the "Father of Software Quality." He pioneered concepts such as the Capability Maturity Model in 1988, which overhauled software-project management. In his new book, Reflections on Management, Humphrey provides these insights that reveal to... Read More >

Trends Slideshow: Big Changes Ahead for IT

"The IT function of 2015 will bear little resemblance to its current state," says a research report from the Corporate Executive Board. The outlook is for "fundamental changes in how the function is organized and managed." Some predictions on trends, and outcomes for the IT shop. Read More >

Expert Voices Slideshow: Former Coke CIO Bergstrand on Reinventing the Enterprise

As CIO of Coca-Cola, Jack Bergstrand helped turn around a company that was losing $1 million a week. During his tenure, Coke's stock soared from $3 to $22. Now CEO of Brand Velocity, Bergstrand is out with the new book, Reinvent Your Enterprise. Here are some snippets of wisdom from the book, and Bergstrand's blog. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: 20 IT Skills on the Rise

Even though many IT professionals have seen flat to declining pay rates, there are some bright spots in the IT job arena. According to Foote Partners, publishers of the esteemed quarterly IT Skills and Certification Pay Index, there has been a definite demand for SAP and enterprise applications skills over the last six months. Here are the top 20 distinct skills by market value growth over the... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Tech's Top 10 Winners of 2009

Vivek Kundra, Sergey and Larry, and a number of others had big years in 2009. See who made our list for tech's biggest winners of 2009. Read More >

Flextronics CIO Analyzes Cloud Computing`s Forecast

David Smoley has seen some successes with Software as a Service (SaaS), but he’s not ready to jump all the way into cloud computing. Read More >

The Secrets of Software Success

CIOs struggle with getting effective software adoption. They need to take stronger leadership of these deployments—or take all the blame. Read More >

Research Slideshow: Top 40 Tech Vendors of 2009 - 10-1

Our annual Vendor Value Study reveals what CIOs think of their hardware, software, security, telecom and networking providers in terms of value, reliability and loyalty. Here are the top winners for 2009. Read More >

Research Slideshow: Top 40 Tech Vendors of 2009 ? 20-11

Our annual Vendor Value Study reveals what CIOs think of their hardware, software, security, telecom and networking providers in terms of value, reliability and loyalty. Here are the vendors ranked 20 through 11. Read More >

Slideshows Slideshow: The State of Enterprise Software Adoption

How closely does your company monitor and measure software adoption, post-implementation? When things go wrong, does IT get blamed? Neochange, Sandhill Group and the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) recently surveyed 353 IT professionals to answer these and other questions about enterprise software adoption. What they said might sound familiar to your own experience-or provide... Read More >

Search Slideshow: Smarter Search with Solr

The open source search software behind some of the web's hippest sites.By David F. Carr Click here for Dave Carr's article on Solr, and here for a slideshow on a related project,... Read More >

Open Source Search Powers MTV Networks

MTV Networks moves to Solr-powered search technology for the websites behind many of its popular shows. Read More >

IBM CIO Study Cites Business Skills as Key Priority

Big Blue’s new survey of more than 2,500 IT leaders finds that CIOs spend more time driving business goals than managing the IT operation. Read More >

Process Management Drives Detroit Diesel

How Business Process Management works for a manufacturer of big iron. Read More >

Application Development Slideshow: 12 Recession-Resistant Software Investments

IT leaders want to invest more in software initiatives, but the economy forces them to be more discriminating than ever. Forrester Research asked 431 North American and European executives what platform and infrastructure software they'll be spending on in the next 12 months. Here's what they said.

Note: totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding. Read More >

Slideshows Slideshow: Mid-Market IT Priorities

IBM asked nearly 1,900 IT decision-makers at midsize organizations about their top IT priorities in 2009 and beyond. The survey found five specific trends that IBM highlighted for readers in its report, Inside the Midmarket: A 2009 Perspective. Read More >

Partnering to Deliver in the Era of Downsizing

Covad CIO Cornelia Pool describes how her team worked with a outsourcer to successfully reinvent the company’s software delivery process. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Dirty Dozen: Inside 12 IT Disasters

by Ericka Chickowski Learning from your mistakes is good. Learning from others' mistakes is even better. We looked at 12 major IT failures to learn more about how and why they happened. Each example is unique, but they all have something in common: a chain reaction of pain that rippled through the entire business or organization. Whatever the specifics, breakdowns within the IT organization are... Read More >

Linux & Open Source Slideshow: Why Hadoop Has Google Fans (and Rivals) Excited

Based on distributed computing technologies Google has publicly disclosed, Hadoop provides an open source implementation for other companies with very large data analysis challenges, including Yahoo! and Facebook. The free software, named for a toy elephant, now runs on some of the largest sites on the Web. Read More >

IBM Trying to Buy Sun for $6.5 Billion: Report

IBM is reportedly ready to pay at least $6.5 billion for Sun Microsystems and its software, hardware and services divisions. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Comparison Shopping for Software

How well do Open Source and Software-as-a-Service options stack up to traditional, proprietary products? J. Schwan, managing partner with Solstice Consulting in Chicago, compared several factors and ranked the three categories in relation to each other. Schwan says, "To be successful in this economic environment, we should find creative ways to stop paying license and support fees for... Read More >

E-Commerce Remains a Blip on the Radar in Vietnam

A huge E-commerce market is waiting to be awakened Vietnam. Merchants all over the country, from the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the agricultural Mecca of the Mekong Delta to the rural mountainous region northwest of Hanoi, sell a dizzying array of unusual goods in ramshackle shops, at outdoor markets, and on street corners, but rarely are these goods sold online. Items such as finely... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Technologies that Changed Hollywood

One of the better moments of the recent Academy Awards telecast involved Jessica Biel waxing ecstatic about software. The actress was congratulating Ed Catmull, who wrote the computer graphics software that's become the industry standard for Hollywood. Biel also gave a shout out to Jerry Lewis, who holds the patent on a key piece of movie-making technology. Without technology, Hollywood... Read More >

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