While we’ve seen recent indications of economic recovery, some are skeptical that IT spending will follow the trend. For the past year CIOs have been strapped with tighter-than-ever IT budgets. This week Microsoft’s CEO offered his thoughts on why we will see growth in IT spending, but we will not see recovery. Here’s what you ought to know. Continue reading
In the past year, most businesses have taken steps to “hunker down” and be a survivor. Many businesses are taking the opportunity to strengthen themselves to emerge stronger when the economy fully recovers.
De-risking your business is a simple framework that can be used to analyze your business and adjust your execution plan. Here are five areas to de-risk. Continue reading
The type of security threats on our networks is escalating. While tools exist to detect security leaks, they have no chance against skilled professionals with a reason to take something from your network. Knowing where you stand in terms of network security is no longer an option, but a necessity. The numbers associated with network security will shock you. Continue reading
Viewed holistically, remote monitoring not only serves as an insurance policy for business operations but also creates real business value. Unfortunately, the incremental spend often causes businesses to overlook the tangible returns on investment. Or, doing it yourself seems like the cheaper option. Here are the seven most frequently overlooked areas of business value versus doing it yourself or not at all. Continue reading
“Tomorrow’s CIO” is the subject of an opinion piece on sandhill.com. The author, Ashwin Rangan of MarketShare Partners, contrasts the characteristics of Tomorrow’s CIO and Yesterday’s CIO. He identifies three key areas of difference… Continue reading
Harry S. Truman once demanded, “Give me a one-armed economist.” Evidently his economic advisers couldn’t offer straightforward answers, beginning a string of caveats with “On the other hand…” Trying to make sense of the range of Houston 2009 economic predictions brought this quote to mind. more… Continue reading