Feb 16 2009   3:08PM GMT

CIO weekly wrap-up: IT budgets in 2009, more NAC, data protection tips

Rachel Lebeaux Rachel Lebeaux Profile: Rachel Lebeaux

Happy Presidents Day! If you’re in the office today (or even if you’re not), check out the latest stories from

Economic downturn hits IT budgets — Our comprehensive survey of IT spending plans for 2009 shows that the recession is taking a bite out of IT budgets, particularly for hardware purchases. Security and compliance spending is up, and the focus on business intelligence continues. Does this mesh with your organization’s spending patterns in 2009? Add your comments below!

Network access control case studies show varied options — Network access control is controversial but needed, experts say. Read our collection of case studies — including our latest story on why one architect chose Microsoft NAP — to learn how three universities have put the technology to work.

Seven tips to improving enterprise data protection — CIOs should take a holistic approach to enterprise data protection. Security expert Mark Egan offers seven tips for enhancing your data protection policy.

IT support costs trimmed via workforce realignment, remote access tool — The Salvation Army helps those in need, but sometimes it needs a bit of help, too. The organization is turning to workforce realignment and clientless remote access tools to stave off layoffs, cut costs and increase efficiencies during this recession.

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