IT spending and budgeting

  • March 28, 2007 28 Mar'07

    Report: SMBs worldwide stymied by uncertain economy

    SMBs are fighting to remain viable in an uncertain economy, according to a study by AMI-Partners.

  • February 22, 2007 22 Feb'07

    HP beats Dell (again) at its own game

    Hewlett-Packard surpassed rival Dell in personal computer sales for the second straight quarter. But some analysts raise doubts that the computer giant can sustain the momentum, pointing to an atypical second quarter sales forecast and slippage in ...

  • February 08, 2007 08 Feb'07

    IT shops deal with growth -- and flat budgets

    Forrester Research projects flat SMB IT budget growth this year. Since SMBs are growing, this will put pressure on IT organizations.

  • January 18, 2007 18 Jan'07

    Top IT execs could take heat for TJX breach

    Experts say senior IT executives at TJX are most likely on the hot seat today after the retail giant revealed Wednesday a massive computer security breach.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    CIOs face global competition, more cost pressures in 2007

    Innovation, global competition and staff retention are among the priorities CIOs should focus on in 2007, according to columnist James Champy.

  • December 20, 2006 20 Dec'06

    You can't pretext an exploding laptop: 2006 winners and losers

    They were the biggest losers -- and the biggest winners. From exploding laptops to a 29-year-old media millionaire, 2006 saw players either rising from the ashes, or falling from grace. Senior writer Linda Tucci picks her favorites of 2006.

  • December 14, 2006 14 Dec'06

    The VoIP migration dilemma

    Looking for a VoIP system on eBay? It's not as crazy as it sounds, and neither are some of these other tips to keep in mind when migrating to VoIP.

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    SAP for small business prompts company to "go long" on TV

    Your next conversation with your CEO or CFO about a new ERP system might go a little easier, thanks to a new ad campaign by SAP. The software giant is wooing your boss during NFL games. The ad is catchy, but to some experts, SAP's strategy is ...

  • December 12, 2006 12 Dec'06

    Vendors to crank up SaaS offerings to SMBs next year

    Small and medium-sized businesses will outpace enterprises when it comes to IT spending in 2007 -- and vendors will delve deeper into SaaS to reach them.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    IT spending: CIOs optimistic despite economic warning signs

    A positive economic outlook has CIOs feeling rosy about their IT spending next year, but economists warn shrinking corporate profit growth could burst their bubble.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    CIOs confident about budget but plan for economic slump

    A positive economic outlook has CIOs feeling rosy about their IT spending next year, but economists warn shrinking corporate profit growth could be the thorn that bursts their bubble.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    French firm to buy APC for $6.1 billion

    American Power Conversion, a data center power supply company is being bought by French electric equipment maker Schneider Electric. Schneider plans to merge its offerings with APC's line, which could affect the products that data center managers ...

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    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 ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    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.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    IT executives eager to exploit Web 2.0 wave

    What good is a blog if no one reads it? IT managers find out and begin to make blogging and other Web 2.0 tools a more strategic part of their business.