Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

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What CIOs really want

My Between the Lines partner Larry Dignan attended Hewlett-Packard’s analyst meeting in New York today where CEO Mark Hurd stated the obvious--all CIOs want to cut costs and simplify.It's an oversimplification, but Hurd excels at reducing problems to their bare essentials, with all the metrics needed to make decisions less about guesswork or intuition.

December 11, 2007 by Dan Farber

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The secret of IT transformation: It's all about the CEO stupid

One of the big takeaways from Hewlett-Packard's analyst meeting will be that the company's information technology overhaul serves multiple purposes.To wit:HP's IT consolidation is designed to save money;The teams are that are carrying out the consolidation are being trailed by HP services soldiers to glean insight;CEO Mark Hurd said the IT overhaul hasn't been entirely smooth;But if all goes well, HP can take its knowledge and sell customers on it.

December 10, 2007 by

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Survey: One in 3 IT projects fail; Management ok with it

According to Dynamic Markets, one in three companies' technology projects fail to meet expectations and 43 percent of organizations say their managers accept these problems as the norm.The survey, conducted for Tata Consultancy Services, polled 800 middle and senior technology managers at large companies in the U.

December 10, 2007 by

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HP sets 2009 targets; Says its IT revamp 'halfway there'

Updated to reflect 2009 outlook, IT consolidation: Hewlett-Packard CFO Cathie Lesjak on Tuesday set the company's outlook for 2009 and updated analysts on its effort save on its technology infrastructure.Lesjak said the company expects fiscal 2009 revenue growth of 5 percent to 6 percent from 2008 to $117.

December 10, 2007 by

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