IT Budgeting

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CIOs reveal their most essential IT financial management principles

Global IT leaders from PayPal, Farmers Insurance, Qep Resources Inc., Matson, and Warburg Pincus share the most critical elements of a sound IT finance strategy.

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CIOs reveal how they measure vendor success

Global IT leaders unveil the unique criteria that they use to assess whether an existing vendor relationship is worthwhile.

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To achieve agile at scale, move technology out of IT

New York Life’s Dave Castellani offers his vision for a new distribution of IT resources.

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I need budget for my project – help!

When agile is new in an organization, or still not well established, finding the right way to get budget for your initiative can be quite tricky.

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Counting database costs: inflexible databases are unaffordable databases

Elastic database systems address multiple needs with cloud-native and container-native designs that allow them to scale-out and scale-in dynamically.

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CIOs reveal what vendors need to know about the purchasing process

Four IT leaders share what tech vendors need to know about the CIO role and the buying process.

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Why ASC 606 is the biggest leadership challenge for CIOs in 2018

IT budgets tied to corporate revenue must account for a fundamental change in revenue recognition. For CIOs to be true business leaders, they must guide their organizations through this change that affects budgets, forecasting, and...

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How application development and maintenance has become a loss leader

Agile, cloud, ready-to-buy platforms and other advances have eroded the status—and the margins—of application development.

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Is strategic planning the key to IT cost optimization?

How a Fortune 500 company saved millions using this win-win negotiation tactic.

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4 keys to aligning executives on digital strategy and priorities

Four key things CIOs should do this planning season to secure digital investments.

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How to win over your board of directors

A 15-minute board presentation can make or break a valuable project — not to mention a promising career. But there are steps CIOs can take to not only meet their board of director’s needs and expectations but win their lasting support...

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Your data accessibility problem is costing you $65 million

According to Forrester, less than 0.5% of all data is ever analyzed and used. Yet, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income for a typical Fortune 1000 company. For all the...

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Teaching finance to IT leaders

Deborah Strong, CFO of IT and Operations at Travelers, offers a two-day IT finance course that teaches technologists how IT drives value.

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CFO or CEO: To whom should IT report?

Directly reporting to an innovation-driven CEO can help CIOs when it comes to budget negotiations. But CIOs must have good communications with everyone in the C-suite.

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Congress includes funds for faster computers

The advanced-computing line item, a subset of the overall science budget, increased by 4.2 percent.


Why Steve Ballmer could fix the U.S. government

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization called USAFacts to analyze and shed light on government spending and revenue.

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Why software implementations are usually late and over budget

Enterprise software implementations usually take substantially longer and cost more than planned. When going live they often cause major business disruption. Here's a look at the root cause of the problem, with suggestions for...

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