Forecasts from experts, surveys on spending trends and advice on how to plan and request budgets for the IT department.
Wed, May 08, 2013 - Business executives are increasingly bypassing the IT department and spending their own budgets on technology as "it's too important for their business to leave to IT", says analyst house Forrester.
Thu, May 02, 2013 - TechAmerica's annual survey of federal CIOs reveals anxieties over chronic fiscal constraints and lack of budget authority. But there's more: Add security threats and challenges of recruiting and retaining top talent to the list of CIO concerns.
Mon, April 15, 2013 - How do you sort through all the choices and find the right software vendor for your business? IT executives offer eight suggestions (along with four bonus tips) about what questions to ask software vendors as well as how to properly vet them and their product offerings.
Wed, April 10, 2013 - White House's $3.8 trillion budget plan doesn't include a goal for building exascale supercomputers.
Mon, April 08, 2013 - Forty-eight percent of the CIOs surveyed expect to increase spending this year, up slightly from this time last year. Mobile, business intelligence, and cloud infrastructure and services are the most cited categories.
Thu, April 04, 2013 - Are you leaving money on the table by not optimizing your virtual or cloud environment to cut software licensing costs? Don't fall prey to these five common software licensing misconceptions.
Thu, March 28, 2013 - Global IT spending is set to see growth despite continued economic uncertainty, reaching $3.8 trillion in 2013, though data center spending in EMEA could be adversely affected.
Tue, March 26, 2013 - iPads have become a staple in many factories, but cost-conscious plant managers are opening up to cheaper, and increasingly popular, Android tablets.
Mon, March 25, 2013 - Despite all the talk about the economic recovery, the IT purse strings are still pretty tight, at least based on an informal poll of practitioners at the recent Network World IT Roadmap conference in Chicago.
Wed, March 20, 2013 - First there was the fiscal cliff. Now there's the sequester. Neither caused the sky to fall, but both will have a slow, steady impact on the economy. That means CIOs should tread carefully when crafting IT budgets for the next couple years--and shouldn't be surprised to hear 'No.'
Fri, March 08, 2013 - Pricing models for IT outsourcing have always been relatively straightforward. However, a growing portion of IT outsourcing deals are being inked with more complex hybrid pricing structures. Here are five things to consider when implementing a hybrid pricing model for IT services.
Fri, March 01, 2013 - The balance of power in IT spending has always existed, but current economic uncertainty has hastened a growing shift of influence away from enterprise IT towards other business stakeholders. How will enterprise IT address this shift in IT services influence?
Fri, March 01, 2013 - The federal government's automatic budget cuts, due to begin Friday, may accelerate cost savings measures already in place via sharing of services across agencies, IT consolidation, and an increasing reliance of off-the-shelf products and cloud-based services, as opposed to customized development.