IT

Business intelligence (BI) remains a top investment priority for companies of all sizes, but there are disconnects between these investments and the business value derived. In fact, only 15% to 20% of business users in organizations that have a business intelligence strategy are actually using...

Vivek Kundra, who was on leave from his new appointment by President Obama as the federal government’s chief information officer, has been reinstated, the White House said today. White House officials confirmed to The New York Times that Mr. Kundra had been reinstated today; it was...

Talent retention can be a challenge, even as bad times persist. CIOs must keep essential workers happy, be prepared to hire opportunistically and to resume growth when the economy improves. That means reacting and adapting to a changes in the job market and having flexible...

Business and technology strategies must converge, not just align. And leaders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital are demonstrating how the success convergence can bring. Every study shows that organizations as a whole, especially chief information officers, continue to struggle with business-technology alignment. It remains one of the...

With the economy taking a toll on even social-networking sites, eMarketer reduced its global forecast for advertising in the sector this year to $2.3 billion, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Social networks, on a worldwide basis, are expected to post advertising growth...

Microsoft wanted to offer people the full cloud experience. Well, now it has. The company's pre-beta Azure Services Platform has joined the likes of Amazon Web Services and Flexiscale with a massive outage - Azure's first....

The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for $1.5 billion in economic stimulus grant funds available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Some of the funds can be used for information technology purposes. For instance, $1 billion is available for construction grants to build...

The move follows allegations of bribery in DC office he ran. The fallout from Thursday's arrests of a District of Columbia IT security official and contractor quickly raised questions about the fate of Vivek Kundra, the new federal CIO who until recently ran the office...

Tough times call for tough measures. Layoffs and cutbacks are rampant. Even if your IT budget is relatively stable, you will probably be asked to do more with less. But perhaps a better solution would be to do less with less -- to scale back...

A new report by Gartner, titled Dataquest Alert: Utilities, Healthcare and Government Lead IT Spending Growth in Challenging 2009, details where IT spending is headed. Gartner analysts expect overall worldwide IT spending growth of one-half of one percent, and an essentially flat U.S. growth rate...