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.

News

University Takes a Pass on Oracle After ERP Lawsuit Settlement

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

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.

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

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

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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

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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

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Airline Hopes Gamification Can Make its Oracle ERP Users Soar

WestJet's initial gamification project focuses on expense reporting

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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.

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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.

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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

Research

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.

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

Global spending on software grew 4.8 percent overall last year

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

SAP pledges to provide more clarity on its mobile offerings