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March 30, 2016
Exits Inc., an international trade software company, found greater reliability, cost savings and flexibility after tapping a services provider to manage its IT infrastructure.
November 24, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 Annual Salary and Careers Survey results reveal how CIOs and senior IT leaders are coming to terms with shadow IT.
November 05, 2015
IBM’s plans to acquire The Weather Co. underscores the importance of IoT and predictive analytics.
June 12, 2015
This year's World BPO/ITO Forum will focus on how the cloud is shaking up IT outsourcing. Conference chairman Jim Noble talks to SearchCIO about why mega-deals are a losing proposition for CIOs.
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A chief procurement officer (CPO) is an executive title commonly given to the person responsible for the strategic acquisition of goods and services at an organization. In addition to establishing the policies and processes to guide acquisitions, ... Continue Reading
Converged infrastructure (CI) is an approach to data center management that often relies on a specific vendor and the vendor’s partners to provide pre-configured bundles of hardware and software in a single chassis. Continue Reading
Despite reams of advice on how to write a good IT outsourcing contract, ITO expert Andy Sealock 'still sees terrible deals all over the place.' Here's how to do it right. Continue Reading
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CIOs don't sign on to large IT outsourcing deals expecting them to go bad, so what accounts for the high failure rates? Andy Sealock offers a game plan for de-risking your deal. Continue Reading
Is your IT service provider management strategy sufficient to tackle the cloud, SaaS and other vendor-dependent technologies? Review our recent CIO coverage and take our quiz to find out. Continue Reading
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Chief procurement officers (CPO) have a very short window of time in which to make their mark at a company: The average tenure is less than five years. Continue Reading
The best ITO deals need tweaking as time goes on. Good governance ensures that you and your IT outsourcing provider are on the same page. Continue Reading
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Forrester's Andy Bartels spells out the reasons CIOs remain central to tech budgets, starting with the reality that CMOs don't want to go it alone. Continue Reading
SearchCIO has rounded up free templates from around the Web providing guidance on IT vendor selection, social sharing and mobile device policies. Continue Reading
CIOs and experts offer advice for IT leaders looking to pursue Software as a Service offerings and share SaaS ideas with an executive planning board. Continue Reading