If you had any questions about the advance of VoIP into the enterprise, we can answer them for you now—planning for VoIP solutions has doubled since January 2005, rising to 35% of all networking plans. This is a dramatic development for our IT Priorities data, especially considering that the trend since August 2003 has had its ups and downs.
Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
We recently compared results from a sponsored white paper (registration req.) we did for BMC about business service management (BSM) to a similar study in 2003.
If you had to guess which companies get the most attention on our news sites (News.com and ZDNet News) you'd probably come up with a list similar to this: Microsoft, Google, Apple, Intel, and IBM; and you’d be right.
A research news item on Tekrati from Foote Partners jumps to the conclusion that recent survey results that show strong pay growth for applications development, database, enterprise software, networking, and systems administration skills, means that offshore outsourcing is no longer pushing down wages for U.S.
"There are very few broad and deep products that have to appeal to the IT departments of the 50 largest companies in the US and also my mom." Micheal Gartenberg, a Jupiter Research analyst, calls Longhorn a "very unique product" because it has to appeal to both business and consumers in order to succeed.
In a post today, TechRepublic blogger Peter Spande makes an interesting observation: The two topics that get the most white paper downloads, voice over IP, and wireless networking--and are currently at the top of the list of our IT Priorities research program-- don’t get much play time in TechRepublic's discussion areas. Spande says that the reason for this is simple; it boils down to security.
Knowledge@Wharton picked up the hot topic of podcasting this week. Experts at Wharton says it's the latest Web movement here to stay with advertising and subscription revenues eventually coming into play as business models emerge.
An analysis of news consumption shows Google and Yahoo with the most attention for RSS (Really Simple Syndication) content, together commanding nearly 50% of reader interest during the first half of 2005, according to an analysis by ZDNet Research.
"Which major vendor will be the first to embed blogging capabilities into its enterprise collaboration toolset, IBM or Microsoft? It seems the answer may well be Big Blue.
In his column today, InfoWorld's Ephraim Schwartz suggests that combining traditional advice from firms like Gartner with Nucleus Research's alternative ROI-case study approach can give the most complete picture of a product or technology. Schwartz writes: "As beneficial as Gartner, Forrester, or AMR Research can be in the decision-making process, however, there is an alternative way to approach the challenge of deciding what technology to deploy.
For the last year and a half, regulatory issues are among the top IT management priorities with most attention focused on meeting the financial disclosure requirements set forth by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Consequently, spending has jumped tremendously for public companies, fueling regulatory compliance IT projects that can streamline compliance and help offset high audit fees and lost productivity.
In research, the only thing better than asking people what they do or think is to actually watch what they do and then be certain about it. Our BT Trax tool has recently been upgraded with functionality that among many new things, reports demographic data gathered from registered users who download directory resources.
If you haven't checked it out yet, our sister site, TechRepublic, is experimenting with blogs and tagging with both internal employees and community users contributing posts.
Technology executives are now approaching their work to the beat of "running IT like a business" drum. But in order to make that happen they need to be on the same page as their business executive counterparts to make sure business goals and technology investments are aligned.
ERP is the key software initiative organizations are now focused on according to the latest IT Priorities data. The software category as a whole jumped last month from the number four top IT priority to number two, stopping short of VoIP which remained untouched as the dominant topic on the minds of IT decision makers.