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Sharp IT budget cuts expected in wake of COVID-19

Gartner and IDC see global IT spending dropping precipitously this year, with cloud services an exception as enterprises accelerate transformational strategies.

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Rethinking collaboration: 6 vendors offer new paths to remote work

With the need for efficient collaboration tools exploding in recent months, a variety of companies hope to refine how those tools work and what they can do. We look at six now pushing the envelope.

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Use of cloud collaboration tools surges and so do attacks

Some industries have seen increases in cloud-related threat events rise as much as 1,350% since the COVID-19 crisis began.

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IBM adds AI-fueled forecasting to Planning Analytics platform

The addition to the Planning Analytics portfolio gives SMBs and business units in the enterprise an on-ramp to integrated, AI-powered planning and forecasting without relying on IT support.

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Oracle takes aim at workforce analytics with new HCM offering

Oracle Analytics for Cloud HCM offers self-service analytics capabilities to HR executives, analysts, and line-of-business leaders.

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IBM retrains Watson AI for IT operations

IBM is relying on technology from its Red Hat acquisition to deploy a new AIOps tool and help it deliver new edge-of-cloud computing services to support 5G networks

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Salesforce unveils tools for a post-pandemic return to the office

Work.com contains apps and information resources to support organizations as business looks to resume operations in many countries.

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Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicholas Colisto, CIO, Avery Dennison

Nicholas Colisto, CIO at Avery Dennison, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss crisis management during the COVID-19...

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Update: Coronavirus prompts collaboration tool makers to offer wares for free

Several vendors, including Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom, Cisco and LogMeIn, are making chat, videoconferencing and other collaboration services free as demand for remote working booms.

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Telehealth booms amid COVID-19 crisis; virtual care is here to stay

The coronavirus pandemic that has erupted worldwide has pushed telehealth to the forefront. It's unlikely remote medicine will go away, even after the current crisis abates.

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SAP drops co-CEO, lowers revenue forecast in face of COVID-19 pandemic

In what could be a bellwether for the tech industry, SAP dials down forecasts while offering delays or financing on payments for budget-constrained CIOs.

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Tableau joins effort to fight pandemic with data

Tableau's COVID-19 Data Hub is an example of how data and analytics companies are mobilizing data resources to help combat the novel coronavirus.

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A good time to be in IT? Early signs mixed on IT jobs

With COVID-19 accelerating a possible recession, IT employment rose — and fell — in March, but BLS figures prior to the shutdown may not give the whole picture of what’s to come.

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Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

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ServiceNow: Not just for managing IT services anymore

ServiceNow is making a play to push beyond ITSM, thanks to new AI tools in the Orlando release of its Now platform and other recent AI-related moves.

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2020 CIO 100 winners: Celebrating IT innovation and leadership

The CIO 100 celebrates 100 IT organizations for driving digital business growth through technology innovation. Honorees will be recognized at the annual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony in August.

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IBM puts Power Systems in SAP’s cloud

SAP and IBM offer a new (certified) home for big databases in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

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New H-1B application process begins March 1

Employers that rely on foreign national talent face new electronic filing system and modified registration timeline for FY 2021 filing period.

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Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration.

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SAP promises to support S/4HANA through 2040

The ERP vendor seeks to entice upgrades to its latest platform as it also announces there will be no support for Business Suite 7 beyond 2030.

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