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Your hidden 'everything else' resourcing problem

Are project deadlines sliding past like a large truck on an icy highway? Are most of your projects over their budget or over their estimates? Your organization may have an "everything else" problem.

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Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

A rapidly rising U.S. dollar has created a "currency shock," prompting Gartner to decrease its global IT spending forecast.

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Why you should be spending more on security

As the cost and likelihood of security breaches increases, CIOs need to boost security measures -- and spending -- to mitigate the risk to your business.

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Is Your Security Software Sitting Unused on the Shelf?

Your security software isn't working? It could be because your company is one of the many that doesn't actually use the products they buy. Getting IT involved early in the purchasing process and turning to cloud could help fix the...

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CIOs Report That Spending Is on the Rise

IT leaders expect to see bigger technology budgets in the coming year, according to CIO’s most recent Tech Poll. However, while spending in key areas is up, CIOs aren't buying into all the buzz-worthy trends.

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White House Wants 10% Hike in Cybersecurity Spending

The Obama administration, in its proposed FY 2016 federal budget, wants more money for cybersecurity research, technology and investigators

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Twenty-Eight Percent of Security Spending Wasted on Shelfware

The average organization spent $115 per user on security-related software last year, but $33 of it, or 28 percent, was underutilized or not used at all, according to a new report from Osterman Research

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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk as Congress Makes Cuts

Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization and improve its ability to prevent fraud.

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$1 Spent on State Government Tech Saves $3.50, Study Finds

The federal and state governments, in political contests, are routinely accused of being too big and bloated. But a new study says that IT spending reduces state government expenditures, even as new technologies help expand the role...

CA Clarity Now Reflects the Impact of IT Budget Changes

The story, "CA Clarity now reflects the impact of IT budget changes," posted Monday, incorrectly referred to the CA Clarity brand, which has been renamed. Changes made to the story on the wire follow.

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Forecast 2015: IT Spending on an Upswing

As purse strings loosen up, CIOs blend innovation into 2015 IT budgets, but security and cost containment remain top priorities.

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IT Spending Reality Check: 2014's Mixed Message

Tech budgets and hiring are down from earlier optimistic projections, but IT's confidence is holding steady.

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Security Tops CIO Worries; IT Budgets, Turnover on the Rise

Enterprises' five largest IT investments are analytics and business intelligence, data center infrastructure, ERP, software development, and cloud computing.

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Brocade Pitches Open Networking to Cash-Strapped Feds

Brocade is taking aim at the federal government, promising a more efficient, cost-effective networking environment that nurtures innovation with open protocols to support multiple service providers.

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6 Things to Know About Choosing a New IT Vendor

No one should sign a contract with an IT vendor without fully evaluating who they are and what they do. Asking vendors these six questions might throw them for a bit of a loop, but their (honest) answers will help you determine if...

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How to Overcome Hidden Barriers to Open Source Adoption

Your organization may be unintentionally biased against free software. Here's how to recognize and overcome that bias -- in procurement agreements as well as in IT departments.

CIOs Cite Applications and Mobile As Top Areas for IT Budget Increases

Nearly 90 percent of IT executives expect tech spending to either increase or hold steady. And only 12 percent report budget decreases -- the lowest number reported since the inception of the CIO Tech Poll: IT Economic Outlook in 2008....

CIO-CMO Marriage Strained, But Can Be Saved

Like any relationship, the one between CIOs and CMOs requires trust and empathy to succeed. According to research from Accenture, there’s still a ways to go for the marriage to become a happy union.

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