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Budgeting and cost-cutting


November 23, 2011  3:50 PM

GM strategy for innovation and lowering risk should ring bell for CIOs



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, CFO, CFO and CIO relationship, innovation, risk management

It's a short week. I'll get straight to the punch. I heard General Motors Co. CFO Dan Ammann being interviewed last week about GM's strategy for running the business, one year after the carmaker's initial public offering. CIOs should pay attention to what he said about lowering risk and

March 26, 2010  2:37 PM

Small IT innovations — even savvy font management! — can cut costs



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Budgeting and cost-cutting, CIO, innovation, IT innovation

How's this for IT innovations that make cost-cutting a breeze? Wisconsin Public Radio is reporting that the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched the


May 14, 2009  6:02 PM

Looking for procurement cost cutting and governance stories



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Budgeting and cost-cutting

In the course of writing today's story on spend management software and cost transparency tools, I talked quite a bit with Shane O'Sullivan, group CIO for Skandia Group Cos., about his...


April 3, 2009  1:45 PM

What’s behind declining prices for application hosting services



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Budgeting and cost-cutting, Enterprise applications

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...


November 21, 2008  11:00 AM

Is IT innovation possible now?



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, IT/business management, Recession

Before the economy crashed and the word recession was officially applied to the economy, the buzzword of the IT conference circuit of 2008 was innovation. The trend, we were told, would be that as the more basal functions of IT move inexorably to service providers, the internal...


November 13, 2008  4:41 PM

Can Yahoo or Gmail help IT departments cut costs?



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Budgeting and cost-cutting, Email

There's a lot of good information in Linda Tucci's report from the SIMposium 08 conference in Orlando this week, including an interview with Sunoco Inc. CIO and incoming Society for Information Management president Peter Whatnell discussing his company's approach to budgeting in this recession....


October 22, 2008  3:35 PM

Trimming IT costs: What are the best methods?



Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Budgeting and cost-cutting

I've noticed that our readers have a penchant for a list-based story now and then, and Linda Tucci's report from the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008 in Orlando was no different. Her list of 25...

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October 13, 2008  10:07 AM

Gartner: IT budgets in 2009 are like a ‘ham and cheese sandwich’



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, IT/business management, Recession

From the Swan and Dolphin resort hotels in manicured (hot as blazes) Lake Buena Vista, Fla., a quick dispatch before the day’s fun begins. I am here at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008. I actually arrived a day early this year to get a bead on what’s in store for CIOs in 2009. Gartner did...


October 9, 2008  10:45 PM

In economic meltdown, CFO is a CIO’s BFF



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, IT/business management, Leadership and strategic planning, Recession

As if you didn't already know, your buddy with the middle initial F is back. And I do mean buddy. A memo out this morning from consultancy Gartner Inc. reminds that in economic crises, CIOs need to "build a powerful alliance" with their CFOs to improve business value. That would seem to...


September 19, 2008  10:37 AM

Lehman and IT and Bear Stearns, oh my!



Posted by: Linda Tucci
Budgeting and cost-cutting, Recession

When I saw the pictures of Lehman Brothers employees leaving the New York headquarters with cardboard boxes of belongings and dressed down in weekend wear, I wondered if there were IT people among them. Was the guy in the Bermuda shorts a trader or a database administrator? Everybody looks the same...


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