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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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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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How Cloud Vendors Can Win Over Skeptical Federal Buyers

The federal government has been making a lot of noise about moving its IT operations to the cloud. At the ground level, though, significant concerns around security and portability remain obstacles for would-be cloud service providers....

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Why Healthcare IT Spending Needs to Shift Its Focus

Most healthcare IT spending emphasize architecture and electronic health records. This has the dual effect of adding little value and leaving little room for transformative innovation. With healthcare's business model on the verge of...

BMC and the Anatomy of a Successful Turnaround

Most tech companies trying to turn themselves around start with the products that customers don't want right now, not the products those customers will want several years from now. That's why most turnaround efforts fail. BMC, having...

How to Optimize Your Security Budget

The good news is that security budgets are rising broadly. The bad news? So are successful attacks. Perhaps that's why security budgets averaging $4.3 million this year represent a gain of 51% over the previous year and that figure is...

Federal CIOs Squeezed by Budgets, Executive Buy-in

Technology chiefs in the federal government say they struggle with their role within their departments and agencies. A bill passed in the House and pending in the Senate could give federal CIOs more authority, though.

Analyzing the HIMSS Leadership Survey of Healthcare CIOs

The 25th annual leadership survey from the Health Information and Management Systems Society says a lot about the priorities of healthcare CIOs and the many challenges they face.

CIOs Predict IT Spending to Increase

Mobile apps and tablets are the areas identified most frequently for investment, according to CIO Research's poll of IT executives. However, analytics, cloud and enterprise security spending aren't far behind.

How Code Marketplaces Can Cut Application Development Costs

Buying code modules from a curated marketplace can help usher applications into production on time and on budget. Because code marketplaces guarantee that developers will actively maintain modules, concerns about support are largely...

Why Major Misconceptions Surround the Enterprise Public Cloud

Enterprise IT spending stalled in 2013 (though it will likely pick back up in 2014). Many say it's because enterprises have less to spend, but CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle thinks it's because they've been spending a bit foolishly --...

State of the CIO Survey Results

What does 2014 hold for CIOs? According to our research results, CIOs expect to continue to control the IT budget, see shadow IT as a looming concern are closely aligned with other business executives. (Download the PDF.)

10 Trends in IT Spending for 2014

After years of maintenance-only spending, IT leaders are ready to invest. Find out which technologies -- and which IT professionals -- are pulling down the dough.

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