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Cloud Computing, Security to Drive US Gov’t IT Spending

U.S. government IT spending is projected to grow to US$90 billion in 2014, up from $76 billion in 2009, with cloud computing and cybersecurity being high-growth areas, according to Input, an analysis and consulting firm focused on government contracting. Input projected that the federal government’s cloud-computing market will grow by 27 percent over the next […]

Good to great to gone: Jim Collins, a management guru, ponders business failure

Jul 7th 2009 From ONE of the keys to being an inspirational management speaker is not to dwell too long on the negative. No wonder Jim Collins is almost apologetic in his new book on corporate failure, “How the Mighty Fall”. As he writes, “When I sent a first draft of this piece to […]

Big Brains, Soft Skills

Jim Ericson’s blog on July 7, 2009 I’m no career counselor but I do know that the job requirements of the Information Age have shifted the way people work and the responsibilities they assume in many undocumented ways. I don’t think human resource departments are especially aware of this shift and, based on panels and […]

Understanding Tomorrow’s CIO

The next generation of top tech execs will be a different breed. Here’s what sets “Insightful CIOs” apart and what software vendors need to know to connect with these key customers. By Ashwin Rangan, MarketShare Partners The headwinds of a struggling economy are still blowing. CIOs at companies around the world are struggling to cut […]