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Spending Your Budget on the Right Security Tools

Companies worldwide are hemorrhaging money as a result of cyber-attacks and misdirected investments in inefficient and ineffective security capabilities, according to a new report. These companies are losing as much is $11.7 million per business annually. That's an increase of 62 percent in five years and $2.4 million per incident, according to the research report published by Accenture and... Read More »

How ROI Analysis Supports a Smooth Cloud Migration

The majority of organizations are now conducting a formal ROI assessment before migrating to the cloud, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The resulting "2017 Unisys State of Cloud Transformation Survey" report indicates that most of the companies that take this step attain the cost savings they expect.... Read More »

Despite the Cloud's Value, Funds Are Often Wasted

With its days as an emerging technology behind us, the cloud is now firmly established in the fabric of modern companies: Nearly all organizations are investing in the cloud in some way, according to a recent survey report, "State of the Cloud," from RightScale. The hybrid cloud has emerged... Read More »

How to Cut Costs When Migrating to the Cloud

A statistical analysis of operating system instances—the creation of objects each time a program runs—offers insights into the economics behind cloud migration. The fine-grained, algorithmic analysis attempts to answer questions such as these: Is it more economical to run workloads on-premise or in the cloud? Should... Read More »

How Decentralized IT Can Lead to Chaos

The ongoing decentralization of IT management—fueled by increasingly empowered business departments that are taking ownership of some tech areas—is putting a strain on CIOs and their teams, according to a recent survey from VMware. The resulting "Read More »

How Companies Shortchange IT Innovation

While IT budgets are on the rise, companies are still allocating a much greater share of the funding to routine tech operational and maintenance needs rather than to innovation-driven initiatives, according to a recent survey from Protiviti. The resulting report, "From Cloud, Mobile,... Read More »

Why IT Budget Planning Can Give CIOs Nightmares

While most CIOs and other senior IT executives expect technology budgets to increase over the next year, the actual implementation and management of those budgets is growing increasingly complex, according to a recent survey from Apptio. Credit the increase... Read More »

How to Ace Vendor Audits

A majority of companies have received software and hardware audit requests from vendors over the last 18 months—and many have undergone these audits several times during this time frame, according to a recent survey from BDNA. The resulting findings summary, titled the "Read More »

As Container Adoption Grows, ROI Soon Follows

The majority of organizations are either using container technologies today or plan to do so soon, according to a recent survey from NetEnrich. Simply stated, containers enclose pieces of code in a layer of software that can be transported easily between... Read More »

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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