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US Tech Spending to See 'solid, Steady Growth' This Year and Next, Forrester Says

Stability in the federal government is spurring Forrester's confident outlook Full Story »

Apple CEO Tim Cook Steps Up on the Auction Block Again

Apple CEO Tim Cook is back on an auction block, repeating an offer that last year brought in $610,000 for the Washington, D.C.-based Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.


San Diego's SAP System has Tripled Workloads for Some Tasks, Report Says

SAP's software systems 'work exactly as designed,' a spokesman says

Advice & Opinion

'Silicon Valley' Nails the Bay Area's Tech Culture

CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige had resisted watching HBO's new comedy about life in the Silicon Valley. After all, he's lived it since the '90s. But a funny thing happened during his week of binge viewing.


Fewer College Students Use Tablets; May Be a Sign Device Doesn't Boost Productivity

How much real work can one get done on a tablet? Or are tablets mostly designed for entertainment? The questions arise as a recent survey of college students showed a small decline in tablet ownership.


University Takes a Pass on Oracle After ERP Lawsuit Settlement

Montclair State will switch to Ellucian in a three-year, US$13 million deal


How to Gauge Employee Satisfaction, One Question at a Time

If you're looking to improve workplace satisfaction and retention, you can improve morale by asking employees a single question.

News Feature

7 Ways to Advance Your Project Management Career

Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.

News analysis

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.


Who's the Best-Paid CIO in the Land?

Was HP's CIO the best paid in the country in 2012? Maybe.

News analysis

IT Departments Not Losing Ground to Managed Service Providers (Yet)

Many business users say they're fed up with what they perceive as sluggish IT departments, but cringe at the thought of outsourcing to a managed services provider. However, the rise of BYOD, consumer tech and cloud computing may be clearing a path for change.

Top Line Interview

Cleveland Clinic CIO: Tools Are the Biggest Barrier to IT-Driven Medical Care

Dr. C. Martin Harris, CIO at Cleveland Clinic and a former health technology adviser to President Obama, is using technology to redefine healthcare for patients and caregivers alike.

Advice & Opinion

How to Keep Projects on Track

Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.


Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.


CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.