Canadian CFOs looking to spend on IT, survey says

Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) seem very optimistic about their futures – and what’s more, that optimism is translating into plans to spend more on IT, according to a new survey from American

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

CIO-CMO collaboration key to company modernization: roundtable

We've all heard of the concept of work-life balance and come to terms with the fact that technology has resulted in the blurring of the lines between time spent in the office and

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Business units’ relationship with IT on thin ice: Avanade

Tensions between marketing and IT departments may be wearing thin these days because marketers are feeling confident about making their own decisions when it comes to what technology they need - then turning

Published on: April 15th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Before marrying, CIOs and CMOs need to go on a first date

The thought of walking down a neon-lit aisle of a Las Vegas chapel and exchanging vows officiated by an Elvis impersonator is likely enough to make any chief marketing officer (CMO) shudder. But

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Digital leadership – the coming of the chief digital officer

In a recent presentation entitled “Taming the Digital Dragon” Gartner fellow and vice president Ken McGee revealed that although IT budgets would appear to remain flat again for the 13th year in a

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jim Love

How to find the right tech vendor

As the latest technologies are incorporated into the business process, organizations will naturally become more comfortable when working with third-party technology vendors. This means the ability to identify, select, and manage the right

Published on: January 27th, 2011 Chris Andrews

Insurance brokers need more Facebook friends, say experts

Fast-paced technology changes and social networking trends such as using Facebook for business have many Canadian insurance brokers in a quandary. “Brokers are having a difficult time adopting to technology because change is

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Law firm aims to save $1 million by replacing travel with telepresence

Sprawling international law firm DLA Piper has upgraded from videoconferencing to telepresence that will save the firm nearly $1 million dollars per year in reduced travel costs and lost productivity.The conferencing gear that

Published on: October 9th, 2009 Tim Greene

Firms hack IT maintenance budgets and hope for the best

No matter what the pundits say about an economic turnaround, times are still tough. And after technology projects are delayed or stopped, layoffs are made and next year's budget is slashed, there's one

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Todd R. Weiss

‘Hallway marketing’ and other ways IT can win more respect

It's almost a cliché that the first item cut in a slow economy is training. Not for Ben Berry at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The frugal CIO has hired consulting firm

Published on: September 9th, 2009 Mary Brandel

What can you afford NOT to do on IT security?

Few expect to be hit with outright budget reductions, at least in the short term; regulatory requirements and the ever-expanding list of external and internal threats make it hard to devote less money

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan