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Offshoring Gains Popularity

With the simultaneous pressures of cost savings and software-centric innovation, CIOs continue to look abroad for development projects and managed services. Read More >

IBM Opens Three Data Analytics Research Centers

The three IBM Analytics Solution Centers, in Zurich, Budapest, and Vienna, will focus on financial services, green technology, and Smarter Cities. Read More >

GSA Cloud Contract: Who Will Win?

The federal government's General Services Administration invited software makers to submit their bids to become its new e-mail collaboration application provider. Google, Microsoft and IBM are all battling for the big job. Read More >

Gartner: Enterprise Software Spending Climbs

Research firm Gartner predicts that worldwide enterprise software spending will increase through 2014. Despite that increase, though, North American spending is expected to slow by the end of 2010. Read More >

IBM to Buy Netezza

IBM has set its sights on data warehouse analytics firm Netezza in a deal worth roughly $1.7 billion. Read More >

Virtualization Slideshow: Virtualized Apps: Are They Tier-1 Worthy?

CIOs and other IT managers are singing about the business benefits of virtualized applications. They can save on power/cooling by consolidating servers. They're known to assist greatly with disaster recovery. And they'll increase an organization's ability to remain nimble in light of rapid shifts in the business environment. So why aren't more of the most critical, "Tier 1" enterprise... Read More >

Predictive Analytics: Saving Zebras and Other Feats

Marwell Wildlife is using predictive analytics software to help save endangered zebras in Africa. Such in-depth, pattern-recognition analysis can be applied to any business improvement, whether your "customers" happen to be wildlife, or humans. Read More >

IBM Trade-In Offer

HP, Oracle hardware customers will get trade-in credit from IBM under the latter's latest financing program. Read More >

IBM Research Priorities

A tour of IBM's Upstate New York research campus offers an inside view of the company's priorities, which include the care and feeding of Watson, plus strides in analytics, IT services and healthcare. Read More >

CMO and CIO: Art Plus Science Equals Success

Clearly, both functions can and should create a more symbiotic relationship. After all, they're both cost centers, vying for a piece of the pie--and credibility--within the organization. CMOs and CIOs both want to be considered a "need-to-have" rather than a "nice-to-have." Read More >

IBM: World's Fastest Chip?

IBM is claiming its z196 processor breaks a world record for the speediest chip. Read More >

IBM Plans $20 Billion Buying Spree

As two recent acquisitions close, executives say IBM plans to spend $20 billion on additional buyouts over the next five years. Read More >

Web Surfing Dangers

The chances of being attacked while surfing the Web in North America are one in 51, while in Europe the chances are one in 72. See which countries are the safest. Read More >

HP Plans Fortify Acquisition

The purchase of application security vendor Fortify Software will bolster HPs portfolio of compliance and protection offerings. Read More >

Oracle's Android Lawsuit Fits Pattern

Is Oracle's suit against Google over Android just the latest shot in a battle by software giants to put an end to the days of open-source platforms? Read More >

SAP, Users Develop Enterprise Support Tools

Business software giant SAP is working with the SAP User Group Executive Network to develop online tools and engagement methodology to ensure that enterprise customers are fully leveraging SAP Enterprise Support services. Read More >

Lockheed Martin Debuts Open-Source Eureka Streams

Lockheed Martin has released Eureka Stream, an open-source enterprise social networking project and is inviting developers to give the technology a whirl. Read More >

Five Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Business

Windows Phone 7 lacks integral features for corporate success, the iPad is coming to the enterprise, and Android is now on the corporate map. Check out these and other recent developments that will influence every CIO's technology decision-making process. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: What Kind Of CIO Are You?

What kind of CIO are you? A Gatekeeper? A Beancounter's Apprentice? The Chief Widgeteer? Most likely you're already saying "all of the above…and so much more." While the day-to-day functions of the CIO can vary based on organizational structure, industry vertical and size of enterprise - among other factors - we've identified 10 CIO archetypes, and what you need to know about them. Read More >

A 10-Step Playbook for CIO Success

Here are some key measures IT leaders must implement to meet the changing demands of the job. Read More >

Hospira CIO`s Healthy Passion for IT

Hospira CIO Daphne Jones has more motivation than your average CIO. Her goal is to inspire others to become equally passionate about their work. Read More >

10 Things to Consider Before Upgrading to iOS 4

Apple has officially launched iOS 4 to iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S owners. Read More >

Microsoft Office 2010 Releases Worldwide

Microsoft is announcing the worldwide availability of Office 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010. While expectations for the software's success runs high, Office 2010 enters a market under rapid change due to cloud-based productivity apps such as Google Docs. Read More >

Linux Smartphone Initiative Includes IBM, ARM

IBM and chip designer ARM, with partners Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, have created Linaro, a not-for-profit, open-source software engineering company focused on speeding the development of Linux-based mobile devices powered by ARM-designed processors. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: Healthy Ideas For Your Employees

Outside magazine picked the top 50 companies to work for in terms of healthy/active-lifestyle perks. A non-tech company, Natural Habitat Adventures, was #1, but here are ten IT/tech-related companies that made the list. No reason your company can't cop some of these ideas. Read More >

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