IT Outlays Are Poised for Takeoff
Propelled by new technologies and savings on overhead and maintenance, technology spending is on the rise.
Lawsuit filed over bad software outsourcing
Another botched software outsourcing project—this one from Orange County, California--has ended up in court.
Several factors driving IT security spending increases
Here’s a spending benchmark to consider: The security portions of IT budgets will increase 7 percent per year globally for the next few years, outpacing spending on networking and unified communications, reports technology research firm Canalys.
Something new to blame on enterprise software projects
This might be a first: An IT project is facing blame for a botulism contamination.
Ambiguous requirements means a massive IT contract must be scrapped
A story that chief financial officers hiring managed application service providers should consider: Pennsylvania has canceled a services contract with IBM after a project fell 42 months behind schedule and went $60 million over budget.
Enterprise IT and big data on the agenda for Oracle’s annual mega event
Oracle, the giant software and hardware provider, has scheduled this year’s Oracle OpenWorld for Sept. 21 through 26 in San Francisco. Last year, more than 50,000 people attended.
IT services will get cheaper, thanks to cloud
Cloud computing will drive down the pay rates for IT services over the long term, but it is increasing rates in the short term, according to a new study.
Microsoft: Cloud is one key
One of the messages in Microsoft’s reorganization memo: Cloud computing services will be a key area for the company.
CalPERS makes move to managed applications services
The largest public pension fund in the U.S. has outsourced its application management and other computer services to a private cloud provider.
White paper: Security pros lack virtualized application knowledge
A Forrester white paper from earlier this year sounds a warning about security in the cloud, claiming that information security professionals are often out of the loop when it comes to virtualized applications and workloads.
When staying in-house makes sense
Sometimes a cloud computing solution isn’t the answer—if it makes your business overly dependent on one cloud provider, for example, or if the price is higher than your in-house solution.