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  • Reducing Sarbanes-Oxley testing could cut your costs

    Technology that could help public companies reduce their compliance activities is being embedded in Sarbanes-Oxley compliant software. But experts say CIOs need their external auditors on board for it to work. 

  • Security tops IT budgets, but spending strategies shift

    Security will remain a top spending driver in 2006, according to research firm IDC. But differences exist. 

  • SMB IT spending strongest in three years

    IT budgets for small and medium-sized businesses are expected to rise 7% in 2006, up from 4.8% in 2005, and slightly ahead of 2004, according to a new report. Hardware and security are priorities. 

  • Study: SOX-compliant firms see drop in costs in year 2

    According to a new report, companies following Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will see a decline in compliance costs in their second year. However, experts say IT spending on SOX compliance in general will continue to grow. 

  • SMB simplicity -- Wikis for workflow

    When it comes to workflow and project management software, why pay for complexity you don't need? Consider a wiki, the simple software tool that's revolutionizing group productivity. 

  • Notebooks in the data center take root

    Although desktops still dominate the business world, vendors have recognized that notebooks are the future. Should CIOs follow their lead? 

  • Growing budgets fuel SMB hardware spending

    Analysts say IT budgets are on the rise for SMBs so spending is up, but SMBs still lag in adoption of new technology. 

  • Open source BI gets down to business

    Open source business intelligence may not cost less to implement, but more funds can be spent on services rather than licensing, a proponent says, and that means more customized BI. 

  • Companies set business process management priorities

    Firms that are moving forward with business process management projects are beginning to report some rewards. 

  • Wisconsin CIO gets slammed on Oracle email debacle

    The state of Wisconsin walked away from a $2.6 million email integration project using Oracle Collaboration Suite. What went wrong? Some say the CIO.