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November 14, 2012
The growing use of cloud technology doesn't dilute the importance of SLAs. IT leaders and analysts assert they may be more important than ever.
December 20, 2011
A new bill limiting overtime pay for IT workers has provoked vehement opposition from rank-and-file IT workers -- and could pose problems for CIOs.
November 14, 2011
CIOs are adept at managing vendor contracts. What they tend to have trouble with is vendor relationship management. Find out why.
March 30, 2011
Midmarket companies are feeling the soft economy when acquiring growth capital, and vendor financing is ready to step in. Are you ready to put others’ money where your mouth is?
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