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  • Digital, big data analytics on the minds of CIOs

    CIOs really want to knuckle down into digital, big data and analytics, but their tight budgets make it difficult to do so, a new Deloitte survey has found.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett24 March 15 11:10
  • Environmental services company slashes $750k a year in software support costs

    With budgets tightening for many CIOs, continuing to spend large amounts of money on software support and maintenance is not something to be taken lightly. The Australian CIO of environmental services company Veolia, Brett Stapleton, says he was reluctant to sink “millions” into an SAP upgrade and ongoing support for the platform.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett18 Nov. 14 14:55
  • Will cloud replace shared services in government?

    The increasing availability of commercial cloud service offerings, combined with emerging hybrid cloud models, will challenge the value proposition of shared-service organisations.

    Written by Glenn Archer07 Oct. 14 12:13
  • IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study

    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).

    Written by Ann Bednarz12 Nov. 13 15:16
  • Federal CIOs Fret Over Budget Pressures, IT Talent and Cybersecurity

    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.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin02 May 13 20:02
  • 4 Ways Federal Fiscal Austerity Will Impact CIOs

    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.'

    Written by Jonathan Hassell20 March 13 13:31
  • New round of criticism for HP's controversial open-source costs report

    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.

    Written by Jon Gold05 Feb. 13 23:03
  • What are CIOs wishing for this Christmas?

    It’s that time of year again for every CIO to reflect and think about what they want for the coming year ahead. No, this doesn't have to involve gadgets or really, really cool technology. Instead, it’s a much broader wishlist that looks at some of the common challenges facing the modern CIO.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett19 Dec. 12 12:00
  • CFOs starting to see the business benefits of IT: Gartner

    The view of IT as ‘just another expense’ that seems to be widely held among chief financial officers is changing, according to Gartner. The research firm found that CFOs are now starting to understand that IT can help the wider business and are investing in technology.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 Nov. 12 14:05
  • IT budgets up, but salary cuts still a concern: study

    Companies are still looking for ways for IT to reduce costs, still trying to increase employee productivity, and still cautious about raising IT salaries, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    Written by Ann Bednarz24 Oct. 12 21:51
  • Government agency IT budget cuts confirmed: Swan

    The Gillard government’s treasurer, Wayne Swan, has indicated in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) that there will be a 20 per cent cut in capital expenditure for government agencies with IT projects worth less than $10 million under the knife.

    Written by Hamish Barwick30 Nov. 11 09:58
  • AIIA commends Victorian budget

    The Australia Information Industry Association (AIIA) has commended the Victorian Government’s proposed budget despite the document’s lack of focus on information technology spending.

    Written by Chloe Herrick04 May 11 12:48
  • IT spending continues to rise

    Over half of IT leaders plan to ramp up budgets in the coming year, with only 16 percent planning cuts. So says the latest CIO Economic Impact Survey, which polled over 250 IT leaders about their spending plans and business outlook at the end of the summer. The survey also indicates 64 percent plan to increase IT capital spending in the next year, up 8 percent from April.

    Written by Lauren Brousell29 Sept. 10 07:09