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IT Spending Forecast for 2015

IT Spending Forecast for 2015

According to Gartner, IT spending globally will increase in 2015. However, the spending will likely be uneven. It is on pace to spend a total of $3.8 trillion in 2015, which is a 2.4 percent increase from 2014. This is lower than originally projected, with a 3.9 percent increase. Below are six IT spending trends for 2015 and how it could affect CIOs, data officers and data teams.

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

Resolutions for Better Team Collaboration

No better time than the start of a new year to set resolutions for your team to better collaborate efforts. If your team is still having issues with collaboration or seeking to improve your platform, here are seven resolutions to give your team the extra push to implement the necessary changes to help make collaboration an integral piece of project management and communication.

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

IT Project Management Glossary - Volume 1

Every discipline has its own specific set of vocabulary. Project management is no exception. In order to successfully utilize project management in your organization, all parties involved need to standardize their terminology, especially when new associates are joining your team from other companies or teams. That way, when one person talks about risks, scope, issues, requirements and other project management concerns, everyone else knows what he or she is referring to.

Cloud Technology Leading to Smarter Business Decisions

Unlike years ago, starting a new business does not mean the necessity to invest in expensive servers and software. Instead, many businesses are turning to cloud technology. It is now an incredibly worthwhile option for delivering IT services to a company, delivering great value for business outcomes. By the end of 2014, cloud technology will have generated over $150 billion in revenue, with only greater demand in the future.

Has the CIO Job Description Become Outdated?

Cloud computing was named one of the 12 most disruptive technologies to change the relationship between the CIO and the boardroom. Other disruptive technologies included: mobile internet, automation of knowledge, advanced robotics, energy storage and 3D printing. Disruptive technologies aren’t necessarily negative, but instead a threat to available options. Cloud computing is a game changer, steadily replacing traditional software and services licensing models due to greater technological capabilities and changes in the demands in the market.

The Importance and Hazard of Inspiration in Software Development

One of the phenomena we experience during the course of every software development project is inspiration. As user teams engage in the creative process of developing software solutions, they feel pride and ownership in what is being built. As a solution starts to become reality, they become inspired with what is possible which in turn leads towards ideas for new approaches, process and functionality.  Having worked with large, medium and small companies, public, private and non-profit, the effect is universal.

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