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...

February 5, 2009  5:32 PM

Have some unbillable hours? Make time for IT education and training

Posted by: Linda Tucci
IT training, Legal profession, Recession

Will the economic recession result in an uptick in IT education and training? That seems to be the case at some high-powered New York law firms, where attorneys with unbillable hours on their hands are showing an increased interest in how their IT systems work. Karen Levy, director of global...

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:

December 17, 2008  5:36 PM

Disabling accounts after employee layoffs: A necessary evil

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux
Recession, Security

Linda Tucci's story on today on disabling accounts after employee layoffs and the security risks "orphaned" accounts can...

December 9, 2008  4:51 PM

Sign of the times: Hewlett-Packard software comes with 0% financing offer

Posted by: Linda Tucci

There's nothing like a Hewlett-Packard software news announcement to get me a'wondering. The typical missive usually begins with some global statement about HP helping IT deliver better business outcomes. Then rapidly devolves into a dizzying catalog of product enhancements and new integrations...

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 7, 2008  12:31 PM

Technology and the economic downturn: Intel’s CEO weighs in

Posted by: Rachel Lebeaux

Interesting interview from Time magazine this week with Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini, discussing to what extent technology will suffer in this economic downturn. I liked it for...

October 31, 2008  12:04 PM

IT research gurus cash in, as economy sinks

Posted by: Linda Tucci

If the economy puts your job at risk, you might want to consider a career at those places that are always giving you advice. Both Gartner Inc. and Forrester Research Inc. beat earnings estimates for the third quarter. Gartner’s quarterly profit of 19 cents a share easily beat Wall Street...

October 31, 2008  7:32 AM

Tech warriors on the offensive

Posted by: Linda Tucci
Leadership and strategic planning, Recession

Downturn, shmownturn. Your peers at technology companies apparently don't need a global recession to get their juices flowing. A new survey of 151 U.S. technology company executives by Deloitte Consulting...

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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....

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