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7 key IT investments for 2019 (and 3 going cold)

Technology investments are both soaring and falling as digital transformation grips enterprises of all types and sizes. Here's a look at 2019's likely tech hot and cold spots.

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4 KPIs IT should ditch (and what to measure instead)

Many traditional metrics — while still important for internal IT — are no longer relevant to C-suite goals. Here’s how to demonstrate IT’s business value in the digital era.

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What’s driving IT budgets for 2019

Technology leaders weigh in on where IT spend will shift, with many companies focusing on infrastructure, security, and user experience.

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Why fixed prices won’t fix IT budget overruns

Effectively managing to an IT project budget is a shared responsibility between the vendor and the client. Expect change, but don’t let it derail your budget and project goals.

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IT budgeting mistakes to avoid

Rising costs can sneak up on you. Here’s how to prevent runaway technology spending before it hamstrings your IT operations.

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How business relationship management maximizes the value of IT

Business relationship management (BRM) is an important and growing movement, inside and outside of IT. Conceptually, it has existed for years, but now, energized by formalized process, digital transformation, and the continued...

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8 IT cost cutting mistakes you need to avoid

Eliminate the fat without trimming away the muscle. Sidestep these common blunders to lower costs safely and intelligently.

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Rewrite or rebuild? 5 legacy system upgrade considerations

Is a rewrite or a rebuild of legacy systems what's right for customers, budgets and time?

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6 do’s and don’ts for crafting more effective SLAs

SLA adherence is no guarantee of outsourcing success. Here’s how to avoid seeing red when all the lights on the service delivery dashboard are green.

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IT budget advice for midmarket organizations

Factors your midsize business needs to consider when budgeting for major technology initiatives and projects.

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What is OKR? A goal-setting framework for thinking big

Objectives and key results (OKR) helps establish high-level, measurable goals for your business by establishing ambitious goals and outcomes that can be tracked over the quarter.

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What is the balanced scorecard? A framework for organizational success

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and performance management framework that tracks financial and non-financial measures to determine an organization’s effectiveness and when corrective action is necessary.

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How zero-based principles can align your organization around the tech capabilities that matter

Enhanced ZBB, or ZBx, in IT is not solely about reducing cost. It also presents an opportunity to modernize legacy technology, reinvigorate teams with more agile ways of working, and infuse emerging skills and capabilities into the...

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Why companies end up spending more on digital technologies than anticipated

Digital technologies are like animals that travel and hunt in packs.

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Is your data center dust?

Is it time to stop investing in applications that are on-premises?

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Use the right pricing model for third-party services

Pricing mechanisms are changing because of digital services, causing some confusion.

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Top IT spending priorities for 2018

From customer experience to digital transformation, here’s where IT leaders are directing their technology spend this year.

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10 do’s and don’ts for crafting more effective SLAs

SLA adherence is no guarantee of outsourcing success. Here’s how to avoid seeing red when all the lights on the service delivery dashboard are green.

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