IT Budgets: Prioritize Security, Relocate Technical Staff, Avoid Digitizing Silos (ZDNet)

IT has historically been perceived as a "back-office, administrative resource", according to technology analyst firm Gartner, but today it's considered a significant strategic reso... More

Tech Companies Spend More on R&D than Any Other Companies in the U.S. (Recode)

Tech companies lead top U.S. companies in R&D spending. That’s notable because spending on research and development is a key indicator for U.S. productivity, a measure of how wel... More

20 Months In, Microsoft Ventures Shows Promise (Venture Beat)

There’s a new Microsoft in town, and the company has spent the past and a half year embedding itself into the worldwide venture capital ecosystem. It’s a move that’s supposed... More

Maximizing Existing IT Investments, Digitization Via (Capping IT Off)

Utilities want to go digital to expand the breadth and quality of their digital customer experience initiatives. This require them to re-engineer and transform the business process... More

A Key to Digital Transformation? Unified Finance and HR Functions (Forbes)

If thriving as a digital business means having the insights to put the right resources to work on the right projects at the right time—and having the flexibility to adapt to chan... More

IoT, Automation Projects Drive Rise in IT Spending (Information Management)

Worldwide IT spending will rise to $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to industry researcher Gartner. "Digital business is having a profound effe... More

Study: IT Hiring Slows, but Not for Data, Security Professionals (IM)

Another jobs report has confirmed a trend recently identified for information technology and data science – IT departments are slowing their growth, but there are plenty of oppor... More

Budgeting is a Big Constraint in Digital Transformation (Forbes)

Digital transformation doesn’t come without investment or without costs, and it takes time to deliver on the promise. But funding for digital transformation journeys is particula... More

Don’t Worry CIOs: You Still Control Tech Spending (CIO)

CIOs still control the purse strings for most corporate IT, owing to the complexity of broad technology implementations. But other business executives play an ever-larger role in a... More

CIOs Should Make 5 Changes to IT Funding in an Age of Digitization (InformationWeek)

Most organizations realize that digitization means change. Not just to products and channels, but also to operations – especially in IT. But there is one change that many organiz... More

IT Pros’ Happiness Depends Heavily on Co-Workers (IW)

Even if you're well paid, it's hard to be happy if you don't get along with the people you work with. A study released today bears this out. In surveying members of its professiona... More

IT Budgeting: The Smart Person’s Guide (TechRepublic)

IT budgeting can range from a painful annual process to the actualization of a carefully crafted IT strategy and roadmap. For an IT executive who is uncomfortable with numbers or l... More

Capgemini Acquires TCube Solutions (HITS)

Capgemini announced today the acquisition of TCube Solutions, Inc., an Insurance IT services firm, the largest independent service provider specializing in Duck Creek Technologies1... More

CIOs and CFOs: Partnership is Replacing Adversity (TPR)

CIOs have traditionally butted heads with CFOs over IT spending. But CFOs are now seeing how technology is enabling business strategy--and they're working with, rather than against... More

Top 5 CFO Priorities for 2017 (Forbes)

Margaret Harrist, Oracle: Have the strategies that have served your finance organization and company become an anchor weight? Or are you confident that your business has the right ... More

How Digital Transformation Projects are Driving New IT Investment (Telecoms Tech)

In today's economy, information technology (IT) is the essential foundation for new digital business transformation projects. It's also the open innovation platform that enables an... More

Cognizant Acquires Insurance-Focused Technology Consultancy Adaptra (

With the acquisition of Adaptra, Cognizant hopes to further strength its position in the core platforms space, focused on improving core services and customer experience. The deal ... More

Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 2.7% This Year (IT Pro Portal)

Gartner has tweaked its IT spending predictions for 2017, and now says the three per cent increase in spending is not exactly realistic. It's going to be less – 2.7 per cent to b... More

AWS Offers to Handle Billing for Software Vendor Partners (CRN)

Amazon Web Services is looking to make software developed by its technology partners more accessible by allowing customers to pay those third-party vendors through AWS' consolidate... More

Levie on What Trump Could Mean for Tech (TechCrunch)

It’s necessary to “ensure that we protect the values that we know are incredibly important to our ability to having a thriving economy,” said Box CEO Aaron Levie. At this poi... More