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  • IT Budgets: It's Time to Rethink Your Chargebacks

    Let's face it: Your department is a cost center without a revenue stream to offset your cost structure. Hence, you are totally reliant on the revenue-producing units within the company to pay your way.

    Written by Albert Eng26 Feb. 10 06:56
  • Inside ERP Budgets: Slicing, Dicing the Corporate Pie

    Lately, much of the furor encircling ERP costs has revolved around software maintenance and support fees. The global recession has forced customers of Big ERP vendors-SAP, Oracle, Lawson, Infor-to question the value they receive from the fees.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum10 Nov. 09 08:12
  • Tech vendors: ignore those dollar signs behind the curtain

    As is the case with selling McMansions, Mercedes SUVs and 63-inch HDTVs, pushing expensive technology products and services during a global recession isn't an enviable task. Late last year, when the economic meltdown began and corporate IT budgets went under the CFO's knife, tech vendors had to hastily reevaluate their marketing messages and overhaul their sales tactics.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum22 July 09 02:50
  • CIOs need to get more from the assets they have

    Enterprises facing tight IT budgets should not be looking at cost-cutting but should focus on working their under-used enterprise applications harder.

    Written by Tom Jowitt16 July 09 05:17
  • What your IT budget says about your company's value

    Savvy business leaders will always support wise IT spending. Meanwhile, astute financial management of IT gives CIOs flexibility to respond quickly to corporate actions such as the sale of a business unit or an acquisition.

    Written by Albert R. Eng30 June 09 04:15
  • Survey: glimpses of stabilisation amid dark budget forecasts

    No one has to remind CIOs just how bad the last 10 months have been: New data from our exclusive survey of top IT executives shows that CIOs may have hit rock bottom with their budgeting and cost-cutting measures.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum16 June 09 02:58
  • Six budget tips for surviving 2009

    Early 2008, well before the financial meltdown in mid-September, CIO Michael Twohig met with the executive leadership at Clean Harbors Environmental Services, to discuss the company's 2009 budget. It was the first of many meetings intended to address what they saw as a troubling economy in the coming year, given conditions in the financial markets and general economic indicators.

    Written by Mary Brandel05 Jan. 09 09:25
  • Sharing the Load

    Peter Weill, the director of MIT's Center for Information Systems Research, says there are six key IT decisions that CIOs and the business must collaborate on. Ignore them at your peril . . .

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling17 Nov. 08 10:35