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...

October 3, 2008  11:32 AM

Bailout for economy, a boon for R&D?

Posted by: Linda Tucci

If you're looking for another reason to pay attention to whether the $700 billion bailout bill gets passed by the House today, you might want to look at this call for action from the Information Technology Association of America...

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...

July 11, 2008  1:13 PM

Soft landing for IT jobs?

Posted by: Linda Tucci

Is it possible that in this hair-raising economy, supply and demand in the IT job market are in balance? Data out this week suggests that may be so. The latest report from Dice, the...

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