Forecasts from experts, surveys on spending trends and advice on how to plan and request budgets for the IT department.
Fri, January 24, 2014 - 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 -- by reimbursing users for personal cloud services instead of examining cheaper ways to provide the same services themselves.
Wed, January 01, 2014 - CIO’s Publisher Adam Dennison doesn’t buy the notion that CMO budgets for IT will outstrip those of CIOs in the coming years, citing new State of the CIO research to prove it.
Tue, December 17, 2013 - CIOs need to be prepared to explain how their expensive IT project will improve the numbers every CEO cares most about.
Tue, November 26, 2013 - A survey of 1,000 business and IT decision makers shows a blurring line between the business-to-business and business-to-consumer (B2C) sales process. That is, technology buyers are starting to resemble mall shoppers.
Tue, November 12, 2013 - A majority of IT leaders are reporting modest growth in budgets, salaries and headcount, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).
Mon, November 04, 2013 - Forrester Research has lowered its projection for tech spending growth this year from 5.7% to 3.9%, and it attributes the slowdown mostly to moves in Congress.
Mon, October 28, 2013 - Tech spending in the U.S. will increase by a smaller amount this year than earlier predicted, Forrester Research said today. And it blames Congress for the forecast decline.
Mon, October 21, 2013 - For years, CIOs raged against stealth technology that could put their company's security -- and maybe their authority -- at risk. Today, though, IT executives see the world differently and are quick to explain that they should be ambassadors between tech vendors and business users.
Mon, October 21, 2013 - Miami Children's Hospital has invested heavily in technology -- from patient-facing mobile apps to a telehealth center with a global reach. CIO Edward Martinez says getting the hospital board to see the benefits of such technology means putting IT strategy in the context of business strategy.
Tue, October 15, 2013 - Federal IT spending is declining dramatically, from a peak of $80 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in the 2014 fiscal year.
Wed, October 02, 2013 - Lowe's knows a thing or two about buying and selling, so it means something that the Mooresville, N.C., home improvement retailer established a procurement department to help its various divisions make better deals.
Tue, September 03, 2013 - Tech companies are hanging on to record amounts of cash when they could be using it to do more acquisitions, repurchase stock, pay down debt, and pay out dividends. Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Apple and Oracle are among the biggest hoarders. Combined, these five tech companies held $245 billion in cash at the end of March.
Thu, August 15, 2013 - When the grants that fund Goodwill International began to require onsite job assistance programs, the organization had no choice but to become a mobile enterprise. Doing this on disparate devices and a nonprofit budget wasn't easy, but remote desktop and mobile management tools did the job.
Thu, August 08, 2013 - When it comes to mobile devices, hidden costs are everywhere. There's a good chance your company is paying for something it shouldn't be, and this infographic will help you spot the unintended financial consequences of employee mobility.