Economy

MANILA, Philippines - IT companies, it seems, have something to learn about sports. Gene Phifer, managing VP of Gartner, told journalists in a recent media briefing at the sidelines of IBM’s Lotusphere conference, that a lot of companies will “bunker in” considering the severe financial implications...

President Barack Obama officially announced today that he will nominate Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. In this role, Sebelius will oversee a department with wide-ranging responsibilities essential to the American people, including the implementation of the President's vision for...

Tracking the value of IT has always been elusive. Hewlett Packard is going through an IT transformation completing a 3-year project that tracks the value of IT initiatives. Chris Murphy, editor of InformationWeek, asks, "Does your company capture the value of what IT delivers, or...

With many of the country's newspapers leading with headlines of the economy shrinking at an alarming rate, Peter Coffee wonders if capital spending isn't the leading indicator of economic health that it once was. The business sector may be spending less on computers now,...

According to a recently released white paper written by IT Edge, understanding that the recession can actually be a strategic business opportunity and making the necessary adjustments, organizations can maintain business during a recession and, when it is over, emerge with more growth potential, loyal...

The telecommunications equipment maker Nortel Networks said Wednesday that it would cut its work force by 3,200 jobs worldwide. The company, based in Canada, said the new round of job cuts would be made over the next several months. The reduction is on top of 1,800...

Two of Obama's claims from the SOTU:     "We invented solar technology, but we've fallen behind countries like Germany and Japan in producing it." and     "I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." After a period of prolonged study and meditation...

Is it true that we're able to reach the same number of users in shorter and shorter time frames with each new technology. It certainly seems so when compared to the decades it took to get the telephone and electricity out to the world....