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  • The sequester will hurt tech nationally

    The federal government's automatic budget cuts, due to begin Friday, may accelerate cost savings measures already in place. But there will be damage to IT spending, and a period of uncertainty as the government reacts to the cuts.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 March 13 11:08
  • Oracle faces 'dilemma' with its Fusion Applications

    Oracle spent years developing its next-generation Fusion Applications and finally put them into general availability nearly a year-and-a-half ago, but some new evidence suggests that it's been less than successful at enticing customers to move up.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus12 Feb. 13 19:09
  • Enterprise collaboration: 4 ways to achieve more

    A new report from Forrester Research finds that while businesses continue to adopt <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/598122">enterprise collaboration tools</a> in 2011, they're not seeing a wide range of benefits from them.

    Written by Kristin Burnham24 March 11 06:28
  • Apocalypse: 52 percent of CIOs plan to blow up IT groups

    The saying goes something like this: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The statement is, of course, embraced as dogma by those fearful of change and by automobile owners praying for a reasonable bill of charge while waiting at the mechanic's garage.

    Written by Thomas Wailgum24 July 10 09:00
  • Where is Your Cloud? Four Compliance Best Practices

    If you think the phrase "It's in the cloud" means that your data resides on the Internet and is thus accessible everywhere equally, think again. Most infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud services share the same residence model as traditional hosting and outsourcing deployments -- they live in specific data centers in specific geographies. This means that customer data is generated and most likely stored in this physical location, giving it legal and privacy implications.

    Written by James Staten19 April 10 06:50
  • Who should own your smartphones?

    It's time for IT to face facts: The great corporate barrier against employees using personal smartphones has been breached.

    Written by Galen Gruman24 March 10 21:15
  • SOA: Think Business Transformation, Not Code Reuse

    The worst CIO misunderstanding about service-oriented architecture (SOA) is thinking of it as only another technical initiative for software reuse. Although SOA's reuse potential is real and good, its business impact goes much further: In Forrester surveys, 38 percent of Global 2000 SOA users say they are using it for strategic business transformation. SOA's true source of power is in its business design models, not its technology - and this means that SOA provides a broad foundation for a much larger shift in business technology (BT) architecture that goes far beyond SOA itself. By correctly understanding SOA, CIOs can lead their organizations on a solid and well-managed path toward a strategic technology future and greater business value.

    Written by Randy Heffner23 Feb. 10 06:11
  • Business Technology Management Challenges

    CIOs are reworking how they manage IT to address business technology (BT)--pervasive technology use accompanied by increased direct engagement of non-IT business leaders.

    Written by Bobby Cameron27 Jan. 10 06:21
  • Office 2010: The pros and cons for businesses

    With Office 2010 set to launch in June, businesses of all sizes are considering if it is worth the money and hassle to upgrade, especially for small and midsize companies that never moved from Office 2003 to Office 2007.

    Written by Shane O'Neill15 Jan. 10 07:36
  • Blog: Forrester bucks wisdom on cloud computing

    A couple of weeks ago Forrester released a report on cloud computing, based upon a survey of small and large enterprises located in North America and Europe. I was particularly interested in its findings as it addressed the question of private (internal) cloud computing.

    Written by Bernard Golden30 June 09 01:54
  • Forrester: Deep Packet Inspection As An Enabling Technology

    Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a technique that has seen success in traffic management, <a href="http://www.csoonline.com">security</a>, and network analysis. It is a technology that performs content analysis of network packets at line speed but is different from header or metadata-based packet inspection, which is typically performed by switches, firewalls, and IDS/IPS devices. A general DPI solution provides deep packet inspection for different applications.

    Written by Chenxi Wang10 June 09 00:36
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