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Giving thanks for a robust technology outlook

As we head out for the Thanksgiving holiday, it's good to remember that there are indeed still things to be thankful for, like a robust technology outlook.

Given the economic recession, this year's Thanksgiving table could be a little less festive than in years past. But it doesn't mean we don't have things for which to give thanks -- like a robust technology outlook full of IT that actually improves business. The following five stories from are intended to give a boost to your Thanksgiving celebration and point out the upside of a sour economy.

 In a tough economy, CIOs have few job-security concerns
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Despite a weak economy, IT is seen as an asset in operational efficiency, not a money pit.'s recent survey indicates that many CIOs feel secure in their jobs.

 Gartner: 25 ways to cut IT costs
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Cutting costs is "never an activity with long lead times," Gartner analyst Ellen Kitzis said. Here are 25 tips from Gartner to think about between now and the end of the year.

 Web 2.0, Web 3.0 mashup to yield more personalized online experience
[Rachel Lebeaux, Associate Editor]
At the EmTech conference at MIT, the mashup of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 takes center stage, with implicit ramifications for enterprise CIOs.

 Cloud computing: 12 reasons to love it or leave it
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Cloud computing -- should you love it or leave it? For now, maybe both, Forrester Research says.

 Health care CIOs struggle with e-health record adoption
[Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer]
Adoption of the electronic health record and related technology tools for physicians could revolutionize health care. But health care CIOs need to overcome cultural obstacles.

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