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  • Five ways to improve your budgeting process

    The budgeting process is often a very stressful time for IT executives, especially as they face continuing cost pressures and a need to show business value for their technology investments. Columnist James Champy offers advice on how to make budgetin... 

  • Microsoft virtualization license plan met with cautious optimism

    Unlimited virtualization licenses with Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition could save money. But users worry that the new licensing scheme is too good to be true. 

  • Consulting, hardware purchases flat in 2007

    IT budgets are expected to increase 4-6% in 2007, according to industry experts. The focus of next year's budgets will be more on software and less on consulting and hardware spending. 

  • Budget battle: Increasing IT's business value

    CIOs who report only IT's "burn rate" and not the "earn rate" are just asking for their budgets to be cut. Gartner advises CIOs to frame the discussion in a new way: Yield. 

  • Budget battle: Increasing the business value of IT

    CIOs who report only IT's "burn rate" and not the "earn rate" are just asking for their budgets to be cut. Gartner advises CIOs to frame the discussion in a new way: Yield. 

  • Selling intrusion defense to midmarket execs

    Faced with perpetually tight budgets, midmarket executives aren't easily sold on new security investments and policies. Two IT pros explain how they got what they needed. 

  • Massachusetts CIO quits

    Massachusetts' state CIO quits over lack of funding for the commonwealth's technology initiatives. 

  • What you don't know about SaaS

    Will software delivered via the Net integrate with your systems? Is the new breed of SaaS providers reliable? Does hosted software truly save you money? The answers might surprise you. 

  • DC at center of power debate

    The idea of using DC power distribution throughout the data center as a way of saving on power and cooling costs continues to gain headway. 

  • CIOs choked by storage costs and complexity

    The demands of storage can strangle a company's IT budget. Quick fixes won't solve the problem, and neither will hiding your head in the sand.