IT budgets often favor operating expenses over enabling new technologies. Here's why that might not be the case for much longer.
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By enabling caregivers to file paperwork electronically with Windows Phone and Allscripts, First Choice Home Health & Hospice of Utah dramatically reduced mileage expenses.
Ubuntu isn't going to displace Windows anytime soon. But it just keeps getting better. Schools owe it to their budgets and users to at least give it a look.
Windows 7 migation could put a big hole in your IT budgets - as techies look forward to a big payday
You need a reminder that the economy is in the dumps right now as much as a paraglider needs a tornado. But the fact remains, the flow of currency is partially paralyzed, and that means skittish companies are cutting budgets and scrutinizing the management of IT expenses, kind of like they did in '02 post dot-com bubble bust.
Analyst says the launch of the new operating system comes at a time when the sluggish economy could overshadow its release
Walt Mossberg just posted his fall guide called "Shopping for Basics and Saving Money on Your Next PC" with a focus on tight budgets in tough economic times. Although Mossberg consistently recommends Macs, he can't sidestep the price gap between Macs and Windows boxes this go around:I consider the Mac operating system, Leopard, to be faster, easier and more stable than Windows XP or Windows Vista.
As a business model, in other words, open source remains incomplete. While the machine runs great for enterprises who know they have IT budgets, its utility is limited for consumers, artists, and small businesses who need income, not just a cut in expenses, to make it through the day.
The mortgage companies on average will boost their technology capital budgets by 47% in 2004 from a year ago after a 153% annual increase in 2003. On average, total 2003 technology spending, the sum of operating expenses and capital investment, averaged $140 million per company, equivalent to 12% of each company's annual expense.
Microsoft is taking aim at Unix servers with the launch of its new Windows Server 2003. CEO Steve Ballmer appealed to IT managers, saying this is the right product for enterprises on tight budgets.
Tighter budgets are forcing many IT departments to look for new ways to cut costs. One easy way to minimize expenses is to use low-cost antivirus software.
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