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Account Xpress Lite

Account Xpress Lite is a personal finance management and budget planning software loaded with features designed to help you manage...

December 16, 2014 by Felitec

How document management can help you survive this downturn

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.

February 1, 2010

Betting on the future: T2 vs. Nehalem

With Sun under threat of shutdown by IBM, people who had expected to buy SPARC gear from their 2009/2010 budgets should be looking at Intel's Nehalem servers as alternatives - but, because so little is known about both Sun's future and the changes Nehalem will impose on data center management, that the best advice right now is simply to wait until the dust settles on both.

April 3, 2009 by

Lease yourself some green blades or storage

OK, I'm SURE all of data center equipment vendor Verari Systems' competitors MUST offer leasing as a transaction option, but I haven't heard anyone else appeal so blatantly to green budgets or corporate mandates.The company has introduced what it is calling the Green Leasing Program, which takes into consideration energy efficiency and lifecycle management as part of the leasing process.

December 12, 2008 by

Compliance and IT

When neither the auditors nor top management understand that IT can greatly reduce certain classes of compliance risk, it's up to us to take that ball and run with it - to bigger budgets, greater executive credibility, and better run businesses.

August 17, 2008 by

Account Xpress

Account Xpress is a personal finance management software for Windows loaded with features designed to help you manage your money easily...

December 16, 2014 by Felitec

CBA snail-mails board docs on USB

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has revealed it uses the low-tech approach of mailing encrypted USB keys when distributing top-level documents to its board of directors. The bank often attracts attention for large-scale technology projects that have huge budgets, lengthy development cycles and an impact right across the business -- for example the CommSee customer relationship management system that had made headlines in the last 12 months.

December 3, 2006 by

Boards undervalue IT: Boyles

Company directors undervalue their IT staff and still believe that automation will help them cut IT budgets without affecting their core business, according to David Boyles, chief information officer of ANZ Bank from 1998-2004.Boyles, who now advises chief executives and other C-level managers on technology management issues, told ZDNet Australia that boards of directors were increasingly asking whether IT budgets could be cut.

January 22, 2006 by

IDC: Manufacturing sector prime target for IT vendors

A study by Manufacturing Insights revealed that a third of manufacturers surveyed will be increasing their IT budgets, as they look to invest in supply chain, customer chain and product development chain management.

September 5, 2005

Gartner: tech complexity not greatest threat to CIOs

The most important and alarming point Gartner Fellow Richard Hunter repeated throughout his talk was that, on average, CIOs spend less than 1 percent of their budgets on managing risks related to the flexibility and agility of the IT organizations. That is, they do not work hard enough on the essential core competencies of IT--project, program, and process management.

May 16, 2005 by

Harvesting Hardware Maintenance Savings

Although hardware price/performance continues its ride down the commodity curve, IT organization (ITO) maintenance budgets remain stubbornly high. Users focusing on lean maintenance management should realize significant savings against an often-ignored budget line item.

March 21, 2004 by

2004 IT Budgets: Battling for the Basics

Many CIOs have submitted their first 2004 budgets recently, politicking for key stakeholder support while waiting to hear back from management. Early responses indicate small incremental growth in 2004 IT budgets, with 1%-3% a typical planned increase.

November 5, 2003 by

IT budgets to grow 2% in 2004

Information technology budgets should grow 2 percent in 2004, with programs devoted to enterprise resource planning and supply chain management increasing their share of the software spending pie, a new report says.A survey of 500 IT executives released Tuesday by AMR Research shows budding financial optimism on the part of the survey's participants.

September 2, 2003 by

Guarding Against Viruses is Getting a Lot Harder

The rules of virus management have changed dramatically during the past three years. Even enterprises with much internal security expertise and generous budgets to tackle the problem have found it hard to protect themselves from an onslaught of virus thre

June 20, 2002 by

Ford expands PeopleSoft contract

Ford Motor has expanded its software contract with PeopleSoft, agreeing to purchase applications to help its information technology department keep track of projects and activities of more than 6,000 IT staff and contractors, the companies said Monday. Ford already uses PeopleSoft's human resources and accounting applications. This new software licensing arrangement is a coup for a division of PeopleSoft that competes in the so-called professional-services automation market. PSA software helps consultants and service-oriented companies, as well as service units within larger companies, to better organize projects by keeping an inventory of staff with needed skills and their availability for projects. It also provides tools for tracking budgets and project management tools for collaborating with contractors and suppliers. --Alorie Gilbert, Special to ZDNet News

April 9, 2002 by

IBM growth tied to services

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- IBM has been known mainly for its large mainframe, server and personal computers, but with corporations clamping down on technology budgets, IBM's growth may increasingly depend on the broad-reaching services it sells with those systems. Services -- everything from providing and managing computer systems in a company's offices to developing specialized software and management processes -- are seen growing faster in 2002 than computer sales or consulting.

January 8, 2002 by

Survey: CRM projects fail to deliver

Companies still see CRM projects as necessary, but spending is likely to fall as budgets shrink Very few firms are reporting successful customer relationship management (CRM) projects, though they see the need for systems to improve customer services and retain their existing clients, according to market watcher PMP Research. In a recent survey of 50 UK companies with an annual turnover of $73 million and above, 92 percent of respondents said their CRM systems had not been very successful.

November 4, 2001 by

Knock-out CRM deployments

It's common knowledge that enterprise software markets and IT budgets have taken a beating this year. Amid all the gloom, there's been one bright spot--customer relationship management (CRM).

August 31, 2001 by

Keeping an Eye on Supply Chains

Although limited budgets constrain the IT spending of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing vertical market, these companies have discovered that supply chain management is imperative for their survival.

July 4, 2001 by

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