Forecasts from experts, surveys on spending trends and advice on how to plan and request budgets for the IT department.


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. Full Story »
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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 mitigated.


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.)

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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 -- by reimbursing users for personal cloud services instead of examining cheaper ways to provide the same services themselves.

Publisher's Letter

Follow the Money: CIOs Have Nothing to Fear From CMOs

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.


CIOs Should Learn the Two Metrics That Matter

CIOs need to be prepared to explain how their expensive IT project will improve the numbers every CEO cares most about.


IT Buyers Starting to Look a Lot Like Consumer Shoppers

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.


IT Budgets, Headcount Set to Grow in 2014

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).


Tech Spending Slows, Thanks to Congress

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.


Tech Spending Hurt This Year By Congress

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.

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CIOs Want to Be Allies, Not Adversaries, With Business Users

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.

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How Healthcare CIOs Can Sell IT to Hospital Boards

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.


Federal IT Spending Decreasing By Billions

Federal IT spending is declining dramatically, from a peak of $80 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in the 2014 fiscal year.


IT Purchasing: Who Decides What Tech to Buy?

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.


Tech's Cash Kings Are Sitting on Billions

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.