May 22, 2009
Eric Berg, vice president of product management and marketing at Apptio, a vendor focused on IT cost management and chargeback, explains how IT departments can reduce costs and protect valuable assets by adopting IT financial management practices.
May 21, 2009
Attendees, vendors and industry watchers at Interop Las Vegas and Forrester IT Forum this week shared why automation technology could help IT departments continue to delivery optimal IT services without requiring a significant capital investment. In some cases, the automation technology is already present, but a look at process improvements could drive up efficiencies, said Evelyn Hubbert, senior analyst at Forrester Research.
May 19, 2009
Conventional wisdom says being first to market creates a competitive advantage. Reality is more complicated. Market opportunities are constantly opening and closing, and a hit idea at one point could be a dud a year earlier or a yawning "me too" business a year later. It's tough—likely impossible—to pinpoint the best moment to enter a market, but common sense dictates new entrepreneurs can improve their odds if they weigh how much they stand to gain or lose by waiting.
May 14, 2009
For enterprise organizations with sprawling global operations, spend management software and cost transparency tools can help CIOs gain insight.