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What IT Spending Forecasts Tell Us About the Future of IT – InformationWeek

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Former Vice President, Joe Biden, once said “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” These words ring true as budgets not only can tell us what we value today, but also what we presume will valuable in the future.

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MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning – InformationWeek

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There are lessons to be learned by CIOs planning outsourcing projects in the dueling lawsuits involving MillerCoors and HCL.

MillerCoors’ $100-million lawsuit against an IT contractor is getting messier. The contractor, HCL, recently filed a counterclaim disputing the brewer’s allegation that it owns responsibility for a troubled ERP project.  HCL is accusing the brewer of making it a “scapegoat” for its own problems.

Source: MillerCoors’ $100-Million IT Lawsuit Warning – InformationWeek

Finding Just the Facts in Government Data – InformationWeek

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Steve Ballmer’s new venture is striving to turn billions of bits of government data into facts.

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Lessons in Government and the State of Your IT – InformationWeek

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Have you ever considered how state and local government IT departments differ from yours? The challenges are unique, the solutions creative, and the lessons learned could help the private sector more effectively assess and enhance the state of their own IT.

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IT Spending Expected to Pick Up in 2017 – InformationWeek

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TEKsystems research finds many IT leaders have a positive outlook on next year with a focus on cloud and security.

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Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016 – InformationWeek

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IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Forecast nudges total IT budget spent on cloud to 36.9% in 2016.

Source: Cloud IT Infrastructure Spending To Hit 37% In 2016 – InformationWeek

8 Painful Vendor Mistakes IT Pros Make – InformationWeek

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When InformationWeek surveyed 100 IT leaders about their biggest mistakes, failures around vendor choice, contract negotiations, and SLAs emerged as major sources of pain. Here, we highlight 8 mistakes IT professionals make in working with vendors — and what you can learn from their experiences.

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Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices – InformationWeek

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Like so many tech company founders, Jordan Cram, CEO of Enstoa, thought including non-compete clauses in employee contracts was a way to protect his company. Here, he tells us what led him to reconsider the conventional wisdom and do away with non-compete clauses altogether – and how his company has benefited as a result.

Source: Why I Banned Non-Compete Clauses From Our Hiring Practices – InformationWeek

Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide – InformationWeek

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Gartner’s updated IT spending forecast for 2016 is slightly improved, but the research firm warned that it doesn’t account for the recent UK vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit vote will dampen IT spending worldwide.

Source: Gartner: Brexit Will Hurt IT Spending Worldwide – InformationWeek

10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016 – InformationWeek

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While CIOs say they expect to see a slight dip in IT hiring plans for the last six months of this year, according to resent survey results, one tech recruiter says the outlook appears positive. Here’s a closer look at CIO hiring plans for the remaining months of 2016, including layoffs, the most in-demand IT skills, and the hottest regions.

Source: 10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016 – InformationWeek

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