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Mar 9 2009   4:12PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: Cloud computing, IT financing tips, SaaS and SOA

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

For the latest from SearchCIO.com – including cloud computing tips, conference coverage, cost-cutting strategies for CIOs and our guide on Software as a Service (SaaS) and service-oriented architecture (SOA) – check out the stories below.

Cloud computing helps firm bring call center in-house, integrate apps — Cloud computing allows a firm to bring its call center in-house to improve customer service, plus integrate applications and provide executive dashboards. Here’s how.

Innovative financing strategies for IT bring big rewards for CIO — Leasing and two-for-one deals yield better IT equipment for less money — key for a CIO who must support new business with no capital budget and a 20% staff reduction.

SaaS, SOA and packaged apps: Optimizing your software investments – CIOs are optimizing their software investments in SaaS, SOA and packaged applications to be more cost effective, functional and customizable. Visit our latest CIO guide for more.

IT transformation is off the table in a recession, CIOs say — Can you really “do more with less” during a recession? Don’t miss Senior News Writer Linda Tucci’s take on the matter as attendees at the Fusion 2009 CEO-CIO Symposium weighed in — and feel free to weigh in yourself!

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