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CPA Technology Spending

It appears the CPA’s know exactly how much they are spending – no suprise here! It looks very in line with the 5% average from the chart on yesterdays post. “Depending on what you categorize as “technology expense” and how much risk your firm is willing to take, technology spending in a traditional CPA firm[…]

What is the appropriate amount to spend on information technology?

I have been in the information technology (IT) business for over twenty years and have seen most IT professionals primarily focus on what new capability and benefits from IT they can gain. They usually try to accomplish as much as possible while spending as little as possible – seems to make sense. It also, makes[…]

2009 Technology Spending Priorities

1. Business intelligence2. Enterprise applications (ERP, CRM and others)3. Servers and storage technologies (virtualization)4. Legacy application modernization5. Collaboration technologies6. Networking, voice and data communications7. Technical infrastructure8. Security technologies9. Service-oriented applications and architecture10. Document management Source: Gatner, itfacts.biz

Tech Spending to Decline in ‘09

So this is an article form earleir in the year projecting 3% decline in technology spending and the last article I posted from last Tuesday said 9% so I guess a good guess is 6%….. Note the turn in 2010 – spending is projected to be up 9%! Digits Technology News and InsightsJanuary 13, 2009[…]

Goldman cuts global IT spending estimate for 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs cut its global IT spending forecast for 2009 on Tuesday, citing bleak trends in key economic indicators and a sharp focus on cost-cutting among business managers. In a research note Tuesday, Goldman analyst Sarah Friar estimated information technology spending will drop 9 percent in 2009, based on figures for[…]

Internet Explorer 8 released, progress unmistakable

ars technicaBy Emil Protalinski Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 has been released and can be downloaded now for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008., The final build of Internet Explorer 8 has been released in 25 languages. You can also grab the download directly from these links: Windows[…]

Ballmer: ‘Tide has really turned’ against Apple in computer market

TechFlashBy Todd Bishop on March 19, 2009 at 7:22 PDT Ballmer (Robert Sorbo / Microsoft Handout)Speaking at a conference in New York this morning, Steve Ballmer was asked about the momentum Apple has experienced in the desktop and notebook computer market. The Microsoft CEO quickly jumped in to correct that impression, alluding to more recent[…]

“Is cloud computing the next big thing?”

That’s the title of an article in PC Magazine.The answer was an overwhelming yes. And PC Magazine isn’t the only one taking note of this sweeping trend… The Economist claims, “As computing moves online, the sources of power and money will increasingly be enormous ‘computing clouds.’” David Hamilton of the Financial Post says this technology[…]

Cloud Computing, An Investor’s Perspective

Santosh SankarBullish Bankers Cloud computing seems to be the buzz word in IT these days as companies are looking for the next big thing in computing. The IT folks at the leading companies are working hard to roll out these “clouds.” This emerging technology is gaining attention from major research institutions including Carnegie Mellon University.[…]

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