Rework vendor contracts to save money in tough times

Saving money is of paramount importance for CIOs in today's economy, and renegotiating contracts with IT vendors may be one of the best ways to chop expenses. Convincing vendors to lower prices when

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Firms that cut jobs to cope with recession “face security risks”

With a faltering economy resulting in increased jobs cuts and corporate belt tightening, security analysts are warning companies to be especially vigilant about protecting their data and networks against disgruntled employees.As it is,

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Heavy workloads, recession fears stress IT professionals

IT professionals taking on more work in light of the current economic climate identified rising workloads as the greatest source of workplace stress, according to research from Robert Half Technology.The IT staffing and

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Denise Dubie

Small state uses software prowess to cope with hard realities

As the economic crisis in the U.S. expands from Wall Street to main street, one small state is pinning its hopes on a burgeoning software industry to help it weather the storm.Vermont, which

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Brian Jackson

IT workers can expect pay raises in 2009

IT Salaries Expected to Rise in 2009IT professionals with help desk, application development and ITIL skills are in demand, and employers seem willing to pay more for them, in spite of the economic

Published on: October 27th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Strategies to keep your IT team stress free

It's been a tumultuous year, and IT professionals have not been excluded from the heart-stopping excitement. What has surprised me immensely in the past month, however, is a sudden shift to pessimism. People's

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Bruce Stewart

How IT helped two small Canadian firms achieve huge business success

While an uncertain economy is likely to impede the overall growth of Canadian small businesses over the 12–18 months, firms that adapt quickly and creatively to market changes will survive – and even

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Scotia uses Microsoft system to stay competative

In light of the current economic slow down businesses are turning towards improving their information systems to gain a better understanding and streamlining of their current operations, building on their existing data and

Published on: October 2nd, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Don’t look to us for price breaks: Vendors to IT managers

Last week, around the time Toronto economist Peter Dungan stated that there's a recession in Canada now, SAP AG announced plans to shift all of its users to a new support plan that

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau

Using tech to find $1 trillion in dirty money worldwide

In many ways, the world has been a different place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York – and financial regulators toughening up compliance standards to stop terrorists from accessing

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Rely on your professional network to land a senior-level IT job

Q&A: Dave OptonThe CEO and founder of executive job search and recruiting network ExecuNet talks about the employment outlook.Q: With payrolls shrinking and unemployment rising, it seems like a very tough market for

Published on: May 22nd, 2008 Computerworld Staff