IT

Long the subject of countless articles, blogs, and seminars: Do IT folks “get” the business? How do we achieve “business-IT alignment”? Perhaps its time to put this tired argument to rest. IT folks not only “get” the business, they are the business. The business of IT is...

As the clouds started gathering over the economy this past fall and winter, I heard the drumbeat grow louder from my security contacts who all gave the same warning: layoffs are going to exacerbate security problems. As pink-slipped workers start thinking about looking after number one,...

CUPERTINO, Calif. — For the last nine months, Apple has refused to get into specifics about the well-being of its chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, even as he said last month that he was taking a six-month leave of absence to deal with health problems. On...

Moral: don't dig yourself into a newsworthy tech hole. Online IT products and services reseller CDW ran a contest last fall called Project Upgrade, sponsored by HP and Microsoft. Small businesses with 50 or fewer employees entered the contest to win $50,000 worth of hardware and...

Worldwide vertical market IT spending is projected to total $2.7 trillion in 2009, a 0.5 percent increase from 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. Utilities, Healthcare and Government are expected to be the strongest-growing segments of the market in 2009....

When Howard Rubin speaks, people listen. And when the subject is cloud computing, today’s IT leaders—many of whom are attempting to chart nascent cloud strategies—are bound to lean forward a little farther in their chairs. CIO Insight contributor Tony Kontzer recently spoke with Rubin, an IT...

Today, an IT department has many reasons for adopting “lean” practices; saving costs is only the most obvious. Other objectives are to reduce time to market, offer more competitive products and services, increase capacity, and simplify solutions. There are a myriad of ways to accomplish this:...