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  • ​IT spending continues to decline in 2016: Gartner

    Global IT spending is forecast to decline 0.5 per cent in 2016 with total costs expected to reach $3.49 trillion compared to 2015’s estimate of $3.51 trillion, according to Gartner.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner08 April 16 08:59
  • How predictive analytics helped State Street avoid additional IT project costs

    Project managers rigorously assess and plan the delivery of projects to avoid the nightmare of going over cost. But what if there was a more mathematical way to quantify this? This is a question global financial services firm, State Street, asked when it deployed predictive analytics.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett02 April 15 08:46
  • New Jetstar CIO plans IT transformation

    Jetstar’s new CIO Grainne Kearns has been planning for an IT transformation to optimise the budget airline's current technologies and look at ways of innovating through new technologies.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett25 March 14 05:00
  • CIO Insights: IT offshoring/outsourcing – how much is too much?

    We talk to three leading Australian technologists on how much is too much when it comes to IT offshoring or outsourcing, and when to put your foot down and keep the IT functions in-house that will allow you to do your job well.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett17 Sept. 13 09:00
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  • Company Saves Millions By Ending IT Outsourcing Deal

    In the realm of IT outsourcing, disengaging from a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement can be so difficult and costly for customers that it makes a Trump divorce seem like a tea party. But that's exactly what Kellwood did last year, despite the upheaval the company anticipated from ending its 13-year IT outsourcing arrangement with EDS.

    Written by Stephanie Overby19 Feb. 10 08:05
  • ERP Costs: 3 Signs Companies Are Wasting Less Money

    ERP investments have long held a stranglehold on corporate IT investments. The Great Recession, however, has pushed boards and budgeting committees to examine IT spending like never before. Not surprisingly, ERP's juicy slice of the corporate spending pie has come under closer scrutiny.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum08 Feb. 10 05:37
  • Cost Saving for IT Infrastructure Management

    Much has been said about best practices in IT management to tide over the economic downturn. Under ever-increasing pressure, many CIOs are now looking at IT Infrastructure management as an effective means to drive business transformation. While most organizations are keen to join in, there are some strategies that may be employed to get quick wins.

    Written by Rama Murthy Prabhala and Rahul M. Joshi11 Jan. 10 07:08
  • IT Outsourcing: Avoid Multi-Sourcing's Costly Trap

    Multisourcing, or spreading work among several service providers, can offer many advantages to IT shops, from competitive pricing and increased flexibility to access to a deeper pool of talent. But working with multiple vendors can also mean exit costs are multiplied if the arrangement doesn't work out, warns Bob Mathers, principal consultant with Compass Management Consulting.

    Written by Stephanie Overby07 Jan. 10 06:50
  • Why Benchmarking Cloud vs. Current IT Costs is So Hard

    A couple of weeks ago I was asked to moderate an HP-sponsored meeting on the subject of virtualization. Predictably, most of the discussion (attended by press and vendors including Citrix, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware) focused on cloud computing. It was a pretty lively session, but what I want to address here is an HP product portfolio called "IT Financial Management" that was discussed, along with its implications for cloud computing. As you might guess, the product focuses on financial analysis of IT operations, which is extremely relevant to the adoption of cloud computing.

    Written by Bernard Golden03 Dec. 09 04:21

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