IT/business management

June 25, 2009  8:15 PM

Satyam scandal: Has it affected your IT outsourcing and offshoring?

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
IT outsourcing, IT/business management, outsourcing contracts

For those keeping an eye on IT outsourcing and offshoring, there were a couple of noteworthy pieces of news this week regarding the artist previously known as Satyam Computer Services Ltd. First, Tech Mahindra Ltd., which purchased the troubled IT outsourcing company two months ago, following...

March 13, 2009  6:10 PM

Align your IT staff with corporate strategy or risk being outsourced

Posted by: Christina Torode
IT/business management

At the Gartner BI Summit this week, Robert Kaplan, a professor with Harvard Business School and co-author of the Balanced Scorecard, shared a few interesting anecdotes on how CEOs motivate employees to stay in sync with the corporate strategy.


March 5, 2009  2:34 PM

IT transformation is off the table in a recession, CIOs say

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management, Recession

How much pressure are CIOs feeling to deliver the proverbial more with less? At a lunch yesterday of IT and business executives in Madison, Wis., the strain was palpable. So was a creeping weariness with the do-more-with-less strategy that’s been the boast of every hotshot CIO since IT’s own...

January 30, 2009  12:20 PM

Layoff survivors (and other gainfully employed IT) unite

Posted by: EditorAnne
IT/business management, Media, Outsourcing, Recession

This sure was a gloomy week. If you subscribe to any regular newsfeeds, your inbox has probably never seen anything like it. My WSJ News Alerts flowed in like a drumbeat of despair:

January 9, 2009  10:48 AM

Breaking down the silos inside IT and beyond

Posted by: EditorAnne
IT/business management

December 19, 2008  11:03 AM

IT/business alignment? Not so much, but there is a silver lining

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management

How's this for a year-end bummer? According to a survey from McKinsey & Co., IT is not living up to anybody's expectations. The survey, titled "

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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 18, 2008  1:55 PM

IBM survey: CIO leadership skills rank high, business clout lower

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management, Leadership and strategic planning

A new survey on CIO leadership from IBM finds that you're pretty pleased with yourselves. Congrats. According to the survey, taken in July, 91% of CIOs see themselves as leaders of their IT organizations, possessing a clear vision...

October 27, 2008  12:05 PM

Information technology ‘down but not out’ this time around?

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT/business management, Recession

Forrester Chairman and CEO George Colony has a reassuring blog out this morning on the impact of a global recession on tech. His take? Technology had its Great Depression in 2001-2003, and this time will be different....

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...

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