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April, 2009

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April 28, 2009  8:21 PM

IT investment in a recession doubles returns, expert says

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Here's a take on IT spending that most IT executives will be happy to hear: Companies that make IT investments in a recession will see the financial dividends for years.

"It's double coupon days for IT investment," Howard Rubin, MIT CISR research associate and professor emeritus at Hunter...

April 27, 2009  3:22 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Virtualization, VMware cloud and SOA governance

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

It was a virtualization-heavy week for SearchCIO.com, as we covered VMware's new cloud operating system, virtualization management tools and SOA governance, and tested our readers' knowledge of virtualization and the private cloud. Check it all...


April 24, 2009  7:55 PM

Amid declines in outsourcing contracts, four industries pick up pace

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

It seems this Great Recession is pressuring some industry sectors more than others to turn to outsourcing.

While total value of large outsourcing contracts is down dramatically in the first quarter of the year, according to industry watchers, the number of contracts awarded by...


April 22, 2009  7:13 PM

Oracle buys Sun: When strategic vendors go bye-bye

mschlack Mark Schlack Profile: mschlack

This decade has seen a lot of consolidation among both software and hardware vendors. Sun bought StorageTek, Sun bought MySQL. Oracle bought Sun, Oracle bought BEA (one of many midsized middleware companies to be acquired). EMC bought VMware and about 40 other software companies. Symantec bought...


April 20, 2009  2:57 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Revised PPM standards, SOA success stories

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

It’s Boston Marathon day here in my fair city, so I hope some of you will be watching! If you need to take a break, read up on our latest content from SearchCIO.com on revised portfolio and project management standards, SOA success stories...


April 16, 2009  8:04 PM

Cloud computing: You pay your money, you make your choices

mschlack Mark Schlack Profile: mschlack

MIT’s Kirsch Auditorium was standing room only last night for a forum on cloud computing, part of the university’s Innovation Series for entrepreneurs, investors and patent attorneys. But there was a liberal sprinkling of technology types as well in the audience, including some upper-level IT...


April 13, 2009  2:33 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: Private cloud, DR strategy, IT and the recession

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Welcome back from the weekend! Start your week off right by reading the latest SearchCIO.com stories on the private cloud at Marian College, how to integrate server...


April 10, 2009  2:39 PM

The Bourne Identity: A CISO sheds light on risk management mind-set

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci
CIO

Bonk CISO Larry Whiteside on the head, and like Jason Bourne he will wake up thinking about security in 12 different languages. “For me, security and risk...

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April 6, 2009  3:34 PM

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT outsourcing, virtualization/private cloud guide

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Happy Monday! Well, not so happy in Boston – we just learned that the Red Sox season opener has been postponed due to rain! At least there's a little NCAA men's basketball game to watch tonight.

Until then, find some time to take a peek at the latest content from

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April 3, 2009  1:45 PM

What’s behind declining prices for application hosting services

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

While writing my story this week on CIOs looking to renegotiate IT outsourcing contracts to take advantage of cost savings, I found the drop in pricing for application hosting services particularly...


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