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Dirty Dozen: Inside 12 IT Disasters

by Ericka Chickowski Learning from your mistakes is good. Learning from others’ mistakes is even better. We looked at 12 major IT failures to learn more about how and why they happened. Each example is unique, but the...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Five ERP Disasters Explained

by Ericka Chickowski Some of the most common - and most devastating - IT failures come as a result of failed enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiatives. These cases illustrate some of the problems these big projects face.
 
 
 
 
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10 Truths About Project Planning

by Ericka Chickowski The development of business requirements and project parameters can make or break an IT project. The data in this slideshow comes from an IAG Consulting report called Business Analysis Benchma...Read More
 
 
 
 
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5 Must-Read Spring Books for IT Pros

In this tough year, IT managers can use every bit of advice they can find. These five books, slated to be published this quarter, can be a big help. Books on enterprise transformation, IT metrics, product development, careers and performance management make up our spring reading list for IT managers.
 
 
 
 
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Why Hadoop Has Google Fans (and Rivals) Excited

by David F. Carr Based on distributed computing technologies Google has publicly disclosed, Hadoop provides an open source implementation for other companies with very large data analysis challenges, ...Read More
 
 
 
 
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Five New Web-Borne Security Threats

Social networking and rich media bring new threats to your data security. A report from MessageLabs, a unit of Symantec, describes several problems cropping up in the Web 2.0 world.
 
 
 
 
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10 Ways Wal-Mart Uses IT to Improve Healthcare

Personal Health Records could help fix America's healthcare crisis. According to Dossia, a non-profit consortium of large companies, including Wal-Mart, committed to providing electronic records to employees, advantages better health and lower costs. For an in-depth view of Dossia, click here.
 
 
 
 
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14 Insider Security Threats

A new study by Computer Economics, "Insider Misuse of Computing Resources," looked at security risks posted by employees who inadvertently expose their organizations to possible information loss or compromise. The survey included 100 IT s...Read More
 
 
 
 
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9 Ways Tech is the New Black

A spate of funky new prototypes suggests wearable computing has finally arrived. Among the sci-fiesque items: USB prosthetics, webcams in eyesockets, and vests that track one’s health. Also, smart bras and shoes. Here’s our list of the wildest in wearable computing and electronics.
 
 
 
 
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5 Keys to Reducing IT Costs

Building a lean IT organization requires five key roles, according to Forrester. These roles help businesses analyze potential cost cuts in workforce, services, and capex while improving efficiency. Here’s a recap of what Marc Cecere, Forrester analyst and lead author of the report, had to say about these roles.
 
 
 
 
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Where IT Spending is Going in 2009

A new report by Gartner, titled Dataquest Alert: Utilities, Healthcare and Government Lead IT Spending Growth in Challenging 2009, details where IT spending is headed. Gartner analysts expect overall worldwide IT spending growth of one-...Read More
 
 
 
 
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8 Ways to Retain and Hire Talent In a Recession

Talent retention can be a challenge, even as bad times persist. Management must focus on keeping essential workers happy, be prepared to hire opportunistically, and to resume growth when the economy improves. That means...Read More
 
 
 
 
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6 Ways the Current Recession is Better for IT Than the Last One

The Great Recession, as some are calling it, is different in some important ways from previous economic downturns. Tom Silver, Chief Marketing Officer of Dice.com, looks at key differences for technology workers.
 
 
 
 
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10 Functions Ripe for Outsourcing

As economic forecasts predict an ever-lengthening recession, CIOs will continue to be called upon to trim costs and create better operational efficiencies. We spoke with Frank Casale, CEO and chairman of the Outsourcing Instit...Read More
 
 
 
 
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IT Job Prospects for Q2 2009

The Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report, a survey of over 1,400 CIOs at companies with more than 100 employees, shows a slowdown in hiring plans for the second quarter of this year.But some jobs, industries, and regions still project solid growth.
 
 
 
 
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