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  • IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study

    By Ann Bednarz | 12 November, 2013 15:16

    Companies are still concerned about the economy, but that hasn't stopped them from funneling more of their revenue to the IT department, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

  • Virtualization could save businesses $6b in costs by 2020: IDC

    By Rebecca Merrett | 21 August, 2013 10:32

    If Australian companies were to virtualize their severs and physical infrastructure, $6 billion in costs could be saved from now to 2020, according to a new whitepaper by research firm IDC.

  • Federal CIOs Fret Over Budget Pressures, IT Talent and Cybersecurity

    By Kenneth Corbin | 02 May, 2013 20:02

    TechAmerica's annual survey of federal CIOs reveals anxieties over chronic fiscal constraints and lack of budget authority. But there's more: Add security threats and challenges of recruiting and retaining top talent to the list of CIO concerns.

  • 4 Ways Federal Fiscal Austerity Will Impact CIOs

    By Jonathan Hassell | 20 March, 2013 13:31

    First there was the fiscal cliff. Now there's the sequester. Neither caused the sky to fall, but both will have a slow, steady impact on the economy. That means CIOs should tread carefully when crafting IT budgets for the next couple years--and shouldn't be surprised to hear 'No.'

  • New round of criticism for HP's controversial open-source costs report

    By Jon Gold | 05 February, 2013 23:03

    A report compiled by Microsoft and HP purports to demonstrate that the Munich city government's well-publicized switch to Linux from Windows actually cost more money than it saved has come in for a fresh round of criticism, this time from the city itself. According to a report from The H Online, city officials in Munich have said that the study makes some false assumptions to arrive at the conclusion that the Linux transition cost nearly $82 million, while the equivalent OS and productivity upgrades in a purely Microsoft environment would have cost just under $23 million.

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