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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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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.

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