Natalie Gagliordi

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Natalie Gagliordi is a senior writer for Red Ventures based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet.

Natalie Gagliordi has nothing to disclose. She does not hold investments in the technology companies she covers.

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95% of IT projects delivered late, study finds

95% of IT projects delivered late, study finds

Slashdot points to an article that covers a study by Info-Tech Research Group that finds 95 per cent of information technology groups "are not delivering some number of projects on time or to the full satisfaction of the business executive." 1,400 IT decision makers from mid-sized companies in Canada, the United States and Britain took part in the study.

March 31, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Whose idea was it anyway?

Whose idea was it anyway?

Just where do the ideas about new technology purchases begin? Based on our 2005 Technology Decision Making Study, 49% start with the IT organization--32% from the IS/IT pros in the trenches and 17% from IS/IT executives.

March 18, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Vendor selection not always by the book

Vendor selection not always by the book

We recently updated our Technology Decision Making Study, the second survey weve conducted about how organizations make decisions--how they identify and finally choose a specific IT solution. And even though we are still analyzing the data and compiling the results, we wanted to share one interesting tidbit with you--only about 1/3 of the organizations we surveyed adhere to a formally defined vendor selection process.

March 11, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Female bloggers pitch "Bloghercon" to gain visibility

Female bloggers pitch "Bloghercon" to gain visibility

In her blog, Forresters Charlene Li points to a proposal for a "Bloghercon" (a wordplay on Bloggercon) conference to deal with the relative obscurity of female bloggers: It's not that there are no women bloggers out there it's that we haven't built up a network comparable to the 'blog-boys club' that dominates the Technorati 100. This is not to presume that theres a conspiracy just the reality that for a number of reasons, woman bloggers have had difficulty gaining visibility.

March 10, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Think big...begin small for ITIL success

Think big...begin small for ITIL success

When you bite the bullet, like many companies have, and adopt a process theory like ITIL on which to improve IT service management and pick up the software tools you need to get underway, remember that the real battle will just begin. According to Ivo Kristelijin, managing director for UK'sTopdesk Consultancy, starting off small greatly increases your chances for success: "The first error of thought is how an ITIL implementation can be contemplated as a project.

February 7, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Spyware planning off the mark

Spyware planning off the mark

Spyware hasn't been showing up quite as heavily in our monthly IT Priorities survey as WatchGuard found in their recent study. Looking back over the last 16 months of our data, we see only a slight uptick in current spyware projects over the past few months, despite the fact that IT managers didn't focus specifically on spyware when laying their 12-month security plans.

January 20, 2005 by in Tech Industry