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Tight project budget: Do you hire a project manager or business analyst?

Your organization or customer is on a tight budget. If you're limited to one of these positions but not both, which do you go with, a project manager or business analyst?

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IT Moves from SGA to COGS

Accounting – or, more accurately, IT finance – is undergoing just as dramatic a shift as the reset of IT, and with good reason.

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5 lessons the DOD can teach you about innovation

While it might not always seem like it, Washington, D.C., is no stranger to cutting costs. At one of the branches of the Department of Defense, in fact, lowering the costs of failure can bring innovation, even in times of budgetary...

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Businesses spending more on tech, worrying more about IT disruption

IT budgets are on the rise in 2016 as tech leaders struggle with existing IT infrastructure that is proving a hindrance to adopting new technology.

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CIOs: It’s OK to always believe you're right, just don’t believe you're ALWAYS right

Five ways to improve your odds of being right and mitigating the risk of being wrong.

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The IT budget is also the company's budget

How Eric Slavinsky, CIO of PPL, consolidated the company's governance structure and strengthened the $11.5 billion electric utility.

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Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.


Government wants to increase IT spending 1.3% in proposed budget

IT hardware spending has declined more than 25% from 2010 levels, said Tony Scott, White House CIO. Among the drivers: Cloud computing and the use of agile development.

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3 ways to improve success with 'Big Bet' initiatives

Big Bet projects are inherently risky. But decision makers are often prone toward tunnel vision on optimistic outcomes. This produces very high failure rates, costing companies millions, even billions of dollars. But there are three...


6 analytics trends that will shape business in 2016

Deloitte identifies six major trends and market disruptions that will drive C-suite technology investments in 2016.

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The real cost of unused software will shock you

A new study shows that, on average, each computer in every office around the world has about $259 of unnecessary, unwanted or unused software on it. That’s a lot of shelfware – and it’s costing companies big-time.

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Shark Tank in the C-suite

Executives are bringing venture capital in-house.

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Tech Salary Guide 2016

It’s another great year for those working in tech, as salaries across every vertical saw significant increases. Here are the average tech salaries for 2016, according to data from Robert Half Technologies.


The 60 minute project manager

By using 60 solid minutes a day to focus on all the key activities that each project needs every week, you can keep your projects on the path to success.


4 ways CIOs can speak better CFO

Meetings with your CFO don’t need to be intimidating. Here’s what you need to do to leave with the money you need.

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IDC says big data spending to hit $48.6 billion in 2019

The research firm predicts the market for big data technology and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.1 percent through 2019.

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Accenture invests in artificial intelligence R&D

Accenture says it is committing a significant portion of its global research and development to artificial intelligence and is opening a new Accenture Technology Lab and Centre for Innovation in Dublin, Ireland.

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Despite stingy budgets, IT still finds ways to bolster business

Gains in automation and reliability are having an impact on how IT departments are spending their money.

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