Geospatial Commission announced in Budget to open up OS data

Computer Weekly

Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond announced in his November 2017 budget a £40m Geospatial Commission to open up Ordnance Survey data to stoke new business for small companies

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Information Security Budgets: More Money and More Staff, But Growth Finally Slowing


Information security functions have become far more important to their companies in the past decade, and that’s reflected in how the resources they’re allocated has grown and grown. Security Staffing and Budget Increases.

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How Splash Made a Splash at Dreamforce (on a Budget)

The Investing Edge

For startups who don’t have the budget to buy a booth, take over a coffee shop, host a concert, or send the whole company to San Francisco for a week, this is an especially helpful guide on how to get the best return on a conference like Dreamforce.

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IT Budget Reform

CIO Dashboard

Nearly all companies do some kind of annual budget at both the business unit and corporate levels. Today’s companies require heightened financial flexibility, visibility , and precision from both their business and IT functions in order to remain competitive. IT Budgets

Call to Action: Pounding the Table for Security Budgets

The Investing Edge

Foreign Nation states are waging cyber-warfare on companies or people that oppose their views. Consider these recent examples: In November 2014, we witnessed North Korea’s attack on Sony , which was successful in causing major disruption and costing the company millions in recovery costs.

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4 Strategies for Staying Within Your ERP Budget

IT Toolbox

Even if your company is taking advantage of the latest, most cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) software available, it’s still possible—even probable—that it will spend outside its ERP budget. Various factors come into play to explain this cost overrun, including hidden fees and poor planning. Trying to capitalize on a “good deal” on a system that doesn’t

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SEO on a Small Budget


Information Technology Blog - - SEO on a Small Budget - Information Technology Blog. The good news is that it is entirely possible to have fantastic digital marketing and effective SEO on a very small budget. This fact makes this an excellent choice for very low or non-existent budgets.

Information Risk: Growing Budgets Aren’t Enough to Help with Exploding Demand


Over the past few years, as the importance of information security has crept on to the agenda of board meetings at all of the world’s big companies, information security teams have been showered with cash.

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4 Common Mobile App Budgeting Blunders and How to Avoid Them


Information Technology Blog - - 4 Common Mobile App Budgeting Blunders and How to Avoid Them - Information Technology Blog. Companies are now focusing on expanding the horizons for their customers. Where is the App Marketing Budget? Having No Budget for Updates.

RightScale’s Cloud Budget Management Software Goes Into General Availability

Data Center Knowledge

Company reports 1,000-plus customer sign-ups since November’s beta release. Read More. Cloud Computing

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How Much Money Will The CIO Save The Company This Year?

The Accidental Successful CIO

How very interesting considering how much money past IT projects have cost the company…. Those of us in the CIO job seem to have a credibility problem with the rest of the company : we think that our IT projects are going to save the company a lot of money when they really don’t.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloudyn

Data Center Knowledge

Cloudyn helps companies keep an eye on their cloud service usage and stay within budget targets. Read More. Business Cloud Deals Microsoft Startups

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Answers To An Agile FAQ: People Over Process

Forrester IT

Our organization has gone to great lengths to become Agile, and we are well on our journey, but there is friction between our org and those within the company who have not yet transitioned to Agile practices.” What Our Clients Tell Us All The Time.

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Don't let company politics derail your cloud plans

David Linthicum

You're called into a meeting and told that your budget has been frozen until finance, legal, and compliance have had a chance to review the project. It's Tuesday morning. You're running a multi-million-dollar cloud transformation project, moving more than a thousand workloads to the public cloud. You'll be in waiting mode for as long as six months -- so much for that cloud transformation project. Unfortunately, that scenario is not rare.

ERP tops hospital IT wishes but budgets block adoption

IT Toolbox

Comprehensive ERP systems lead wish lists for healthcare executives because they still don’t have the digital insights they need to pursue value-based care, according to a new study from market research company Black Book. In a survey called “Healthcare IT and RCM Automation Trends 2017,” smaller hospitals in particular reported widespread frustration with their inability

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Can A CIO Make The Company More Successful By Sharing?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sharing company data with customers can grow the business Image Credit: ryancr. As the person with the CIO job, you are sitting on a mountain of data about your company’s customers. Another area where company data could be shared with me would be in regards to my food shopping.

- Budget Time for City Technology

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

Balanced Budgets in Seattle - click for more. Seattle – like most cities and counties – is now deep in the middle of its 2009 budget process. While there was not a word about technology in the budget speech, there is a lot of action for technology in the budget itself.

Budgeting: A Strong Foundation for Your Business Startup


Information Technology Blog - - Budgeting: A Strong Foundation for Your Business Startup - Information Technology Blog. A lot of companies only end up making more expenses, and hence there are a lot of reasons why you must consider your basics first.

Why Self-Driving Cars Are Good for Car Rental Companies

Perficient - Digital Transformation

New partnerships with companies that are developing self-driving car technology have also been formed. Avis Budget Group’s partnership with Alphabet’s (Google) Waymo and Hertz’s partnership with Apple are two examples. This is a trend that car rental companies are getting behind because they understand that autonomous vehicles could eventually replace today’s cars.

How to Manage IT Budget Effectively

Future of CIO

It states that in the typical enterprise, 70% of their IT budget is being spent on “keep the lights on” activities, leaving only 30% available for innovation. From the budgeting perspective, what’s ideal ratio to both “keep the light on” and drive innovation and business growth?

Connected Cars Present Great Opportunity for Car Rental Companies

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has allowed companies to leverage new technology that better manages their fleets of cars. For car rental companies, there are plenty of uses. A connected car can let companies and consumers know how much fuel was in the tank when the car left the lot and how much fuel it returned with. This accuracy and transparency is a win-win for consumers and car rental companies alike. Similar to mobility, connected car technology (e.g.,

How IT Outsourcing Helps Businesses Budget Better


In the early days of IT, many companies made the mistake of embracing technology for technology’s sake. Or, alternately, as budgets tighten in a fearful economy, it’s tempting to turn away from IT innovations that could ultimately boost profits.

Does Your Company Need An Innovation Lab?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Is an innovation lab what your company needs to keep its edge? I’m hoping that the company that you work at is currently doing well. A well-run innovation lab can serve to both develop technologies that the company can use as well as to create business strategies. The hope is that this will help the company to recruit new talent. When the lab creates a new innovation, the lab can be used as a place to showcase new technologies that the company is looking into.

Is IT Budget Planning Still Too Yesterday

Future of CIO

Effective budgeting management, can flex to changing business needs. However, from a recently released IW survey report, IT budgeting process in many organizations still stuck in the past, half think their company’s budget process isn’t consistently flexible enough for changing business needs.

Car Rental Companies Riding the Car- and Ride-Sharing Wave

Perficient - Digital Transformation

It’s no secret that more people are relying on ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, as well as car-sharing services from companies like Zipcar. This is why several of the major car rental companies have made significant investments over the last several years. The Avis Budget Group’s acquisition of Zipcar in 2013 is the most notable. However, car rental companies entered the car- and ride-sharing business much earlier.

How Telecoms are utilizing the ON DEMAND Workforce to Complete Complex Projects ON TIME and ON Budget

IT Toolbox

This post looks at how companies are utilizing telecommuters to complete projects

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But it looked a LOT better in the budget request

ComputerWorld IT Management

This software company develops a very specialized type of application, and pretty much owns the worldwide market, according to the IT manager pilot fish there. But there's a problem with being the sole vendor in this niche: "As ours was the only software existing, we had customers who were competitors in their respective fields," says fish. The solution was that each customer got its own team of developers, complete with separate infrastructure and sites.

IT Project Management: How PMOs Can Survive in a Digitized Company


Indeed, some of the most zealous practitioners of Agile and DevOps — both methods of software development that are critical to companies’ digitization efforts — muse about the possibility of a “post-PMO era.”.

Facebook’s Latest Earnings Report Should Not Alter Marketers’ View Of Social Ad Spending

Forrester IT

Facebook’s Q2 2018 earnings call was not well received by investors as evidenced by the stock’s 19 percent price drop equating to the largest-ever loss in market value in one day for a US traded company. advertising B2C marketing budgeting media buying social marketing social media spend analysis

CIO’s Tale of Two Cities: Growth vs. Cost Control

CIO Dashboard

They want to expedite time-to-market for their growth areas, but want to keep a tight rein on the IT budget, just in case. A few interesting pieces of data stood out: ● 54% of CEOs are very confident in their company’s prospects to grow revenue. ● Guest post by Suheb Siddiqui. “It

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Information Risk: How to Manage the Company’s Demand for Your Services


The strain on the time and resources of information security teams is understandable ( as Yahoo can attest ), and even though their companies are stumping up money, information security budget growth is slowing. Information security teams should embrace a variety of roles to engage business leaders in ways that correspond to the company’s digital ambitions. Information security teams face an unprecedented level of demand for their services right now.

New Book: CIO Secrets For Growing Innovation

The Accidental Successful CIO

First, the IT department these days is the engine that drives the company to successfully compete in its markets. In order to make the company go faster, your department is going to have to be finding new ways to do things both quicker and better than ever before.

Budget 180

OpenGov: On Track To Lead Market In Financial Transparency and BI for Governments


With this post we are initiating coverage of OpenGov, the award-winning, web-based platform for governments that enables governments and citizens to easily access, explore, and share finance and budget information. Analysis Analytical Tool Companies Big Data Big Data Companies Company CTO DoD and IC Government Andreessen Horowitz opengov By Bob Gourley.

How CIOs Can Boost Their IT Budgets Even In Hard Time (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

What this means is that if a CIO is going to meet the IT needs of the company, then they are going to need more funding. Why Will The Company Be Willing To Give IT More Money? Every company runs on data – and lots of it. Image Credit.

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CIOs as Chief Investment Officer: Three Aspects to Run a Budget-Smart IT Organization

Future of CIO

Running a budget-smart IT organization takes discipline, methodology, and practice. In order to reinvent IT as a value center and running IT as a business, CIOs as Chief Investment Officer, how can you run a budget-smart IT organization and present IT value to the business more effectively?