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  • Forrester: As SaaS matures, buyers face new considerations

    As SaaS (software as a service) gains in maturity and popularity, enterprise IT buyers will have to grapple with a new set of questions and considerations when purchasing it, according to a new Forrester Research report.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus03 Dec. 11 05:18
  • Official: woes are being resolved

    Severe performance issues with the careers portal have been alleviated and an array of internal moves are afoot to ensure its long-term success, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus16 Nov. 11 08:19
  • 10 ways to beat SAP at the bargaining table

    It's crunch time for SAP customers and salespeople around the world, as many new software deals and contract renewals get hammered out in the fourth quarter in time to be booked before the end of the company's fiscal year.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus15 Nov. 11 07:33
  • IT tier-level support, chargebacks, called wasteful

    ORLANDO -- With their budgets seeing little increase, IT managers are being urged by Gartner Inc. to reexamine many of their long-followed IT practices and then, quite simply, <a href="">kill them</a> .

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Oct. 11 06:04
  • Oracle's Exadata means changes for DBAs

    Oracle's Exadata database machine can deliver the performance improvements the vendor claims, but also demands that IT shops and database administrators undergo a shift in thinking as well as attain new skills, a number of experts said this week at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 Oct. 11 03:36
  • Business paper use remains high

    Businesses aren't rushing to create paperless offices; in fact, some are relying on paper documents more than ever, according to a new study by CompTIA.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Sept. 11 06:58
  • HP offers integrated management for IT services

    In what the company describes as a premium service, Hewlett-Packard is offering to help the world's largest organizations impose some discipline on how they manage their multitude of IT service contracts.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Aug. 11 05:06
  • China's IT outsourcing firms aim to move up the value chain

    Microsoft, IBM and other multinational companies have long been customers for VanceInfo, one of China's largest IT outsourcing firms. With more than 11,000 employees, VanceInfo leverages China's low-cost work force to develop products and enterprise software for many of its clients.

    Written by Michael Kan05 Aug. 11 20:29
  • SAP project issues hurt Ingram Micro profits again

    Ingram Micro's profits were dragged down for the second quarter in a row due to problems with an SAP implementation in Australia, the technology distributor said Thursday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 July 11 05:01
  • IBM boosts services arm with research help

    Hoping to boost its services offerings, IBM is assigning 200 of its researchers to the help the company manage its customers' business systems with more scientific precision.

    Written by Joab Jackson29 July 11 00:01
  • Office 365 arrives to flat IT spending

    Microsoft is pitching its cloud-based Office 365 as a less costly alternative for IT budgets, assuming IT managers can find money in their budgets for a migration.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 June 11 07:07
  • Oracle Fusion Applications pricing revealed

    Oracle has quietly revealed pricing information for its long-awaited Fusion Applications, suggesting the software may now be generally available or will be soon following a six-year development process.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus28 June 11 01:19
  • How to argue with the CEO -- and win

    Arguments with the CEO are an inevitable aspect of the CIO role, whether they're knock-down-drag-out battles or civil attempts to persuade the CEO on IT matters of importance. They arise in large part from CIOs' inability to communicate on the CEO's level and from CIOs' and CEO's diverging views on how best to spend the company's money.

    Written by Meridith Levinson14 June 11 01:56