IT strategy

Everything IT leaders and managers need to know about running the IT department, from staffing and organizational structure, to budgets, metrics, project management, portfolio management, business-IT alignment and governance.


Oracle Identifies Products Affected By Heartbleed, but Work Remains on Fixes

Oracle also shipped 104 patches as part of a regular quarterly update . Full Story »

SAP Users Rattle Sabers Over Charges for User-friendly Fiori Apps

Fiori should be included as part of the annual maintenance fees customers already pay, users say


Oracle legal letter prompts closure of independent JD Edwards help site

'I don't fancy going up against charges from Oracle's legal teams,' webmaster says


Airline Hopes Gamification Can Make its Oracle ERP Users Soar

WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting


Wendy's Makes its Oracle ERP Upgrade Quick and Tasty

The fast food chain completed the move in six months

How To

How Story Mapping Complements Agile Development

Story mapping offers a visualization of the steps, or stories, which make up a software development project. This conversation with several experts on the topic discusses how story mapping works, how maps are created and how stakeholders benefit from seeing the lay of the land.


Hire for Cultural Fit, Train for the Right IT Skills

Hiring for the right cultural fit can be more important than focusing on technical skills alone and can help companies improve employee retention, engagement and loyalty.


Enterprise Software, Devices to Drive IT Spending Growth This Year, Gartner Says

Companies will start pulling the trigger on projects they planned in 2013, according to a Gartner analyst


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.


Oracle Overtakes IBM As Second-largest Software Vendor, Gartner Says

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year


Many SAP Customers Struggling to Figure Out its Mobility Strategy, User Survey Finds

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings

News Experiences Maintenance Outage on Deadline Day

Technicians took the site down in order to fix a software bug


Reforms Promised, Officials Removed Following Audit of Troubled Obamacare Site Built By Oracle

The report finds both Oracle's consulting team and state officials are culpable for problems with the site

News analysis

Ukraine's Growing IT Outsourcing Industry in Danger of Disruption

The increasing threat and possibility of further violence in Ukraine is likely to impact its growing IT outsourcing industry. The current tensions threaten service delivery both in the short- and long-term.

Hiring Manager

How to Bridge the Gap Between HR and IT

A poor IT-HR relationship can lead to bad IT hires. IT managers need to provide HR with sharp questions about applicants' technical skills. And HR pros need to do their homework about IT.