Proper Budgeting with Expense Management Software

IT Toolbox

The drudgery of expense reporting weighs on the minds of employers and employees alike. The sheer time and effort it takes to sift through receipts at the end of the month and correctly record the sums (from sometimes many weeks ago) is an inaccurate and protracted process. Time constraints aside, doing expense reports using a paper system can also result in inaccurate expense returns and overpayment

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Could Budget Sweeps Fix Your Cybersecurity Problem?

Cloud Musings

Agencies that only focus their time, energy and budget on meeting various mandates are having trouble keeping up with evolving cyber threats.

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Big Data IT Budget Planning

IT Toolbox

Big data software, hardware, application suites, business analytics solutions. suddenly, it seems, IT enterprises are deluged with vendor offerings that solve problems it didn’t know it had. Competitors are gathering data to determine customer needs, define new product categories, and increase profits. Common applications include storage and analysis of customer sales data, web interactions

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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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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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DCIM on a Budget: Data Center Optimization Without Breaking the Bank

Data Center Knowledge

What if DCIM software isn't in the budget? Read More. DCIM Decisions Resources

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2017 UK IT budgets show increased CRM and business automation focus

Computer Weekly

Beyond packaged, the top three software initiatives were business process automation, data quality and governanceCRM has emerged as the number one UK IT spending priority for 2017, in terms of packaged business applications.

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Adapt Corporate Finance Practices To Support Digital Transformation

Forrester IT

We’ve been researching a central dilemma for software leaders over the last year: If software is so important to digital business and customer engagement, why isn’t software development better understood by the C-suite?

Selecting an ERP System That Fits Your Agency's Budget

IT Toolbox

With literally hundreds of ERP software packages to choose from, selecting the right one for your government institution based on your specific needs can be stressful, to say the least. Throw in the threat of some type of operational disruption occurring at go-live and the selection process itself can add a gray hair or two

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How IT Outsourcing Helps Businesses Budget Better


Or, alternately, as budgets tighten in a fearful economy, it’s tempting to turn away from IT innovations that could ultimately boost profits. Answering key questions about investing in software and prioritizing hardware and software changes in light of budgetary constraints.

Three Perspectives of Software Architecture

Future of CIO

Software Architecture intuitively denotes the high level structures of a software system. Software architecture is not a solution in itself, but rather a component of the overall business objective. Here are some perspectives of the software architecture.

Nlyte Software is the First to Address Federal DCOI Reporting and Validation


As federal budgets face tighter scrutiny, government agencies at all levels have been seeking innovative ways to operate more efficiently at lower cost without compromising security. In March 2016, the Federal CIO at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), announced in March of 2016, which stipulates the installation of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software. Marty Meehan.

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- 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.

- Budget Crunch Opportunities

Chief Seattle Greek Blog

A common issue is budget squeeze. When your budget is cut 10%, you have to do 10% less work. I spoke to one small city where each department purchased its own computers, so there were a whole variety of hardware and software versions. Budget Crunch Time.

DIY converged server software defined storage on a budget using Lenovo TS140

Storage IO Blog

Do you need or want to do a Do It Yourself (DIY) build of a small server compute cluster, or a software defined storage cluster (e.g. Are you a virtualization or software defined person looking to create a small VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) needing three or more servers to build a proof of concept or personal lab system? scale-out), or perhaps a converged storage for VMware VSAN, Microsoft SOFS or something else?

Off-the-Shelf or Custom Software: What’s Best for Your Business?


Information Technology Blog - - Off-the-Shelf or Custom Software: What’s Best for Your Business? And at the core of this goal of scalability is the decision between off-the-shelf and custom software for businesses. Business Software

3 Ways That CIOs Can Reduce Their Software Costs

The Accidental Successful CIO

Software is one of the biggest expenses of any IT department Image Credit. As CIO one of your most important jobs is to manage the budget of the IT department. If your company is like most companies, you use a lot of different types of software. Manage Your Software Vendors.

Free Helpdesk Software


Does your IT group not have the budget for helpdesk software to keep track of employee troubletickets? Looking for free, opensource, helpdesk software? Open source help desk software, designed for use from a Linux/Unix command line. A PHP based help desk software system.

Why You Should Care About Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

But if you''re in the enterprise IT space, here''s relatively new one to pay attention to: software-defined storage. Software-defined storage won''t be any different -- there will be loud arguments at the outset, followed by people just getting on with things.

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.

Aprimo’s Acquisition Of ADAM Software Signals Market Consolidation

Forrester IT

Marketing resource management (MRM) vendor Aprimo snatched up ADAM Software, which bolsters Aprimo's digital asset management (DAM) capabilities and reinforces the consolidation and convergence that we predicted. MRM vendors like Aprimo help marketers assign tasks, track resources, budget, and review materials. Multinational conglomerate Danaher purchased MediaBeacon to merge under product-packaging software vendor Esko.

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. 7 Software Defined Networking Considerations. The move toward software defined networks (SDN) in the data center is no longer a question of “if” or “when,” but “how.” Controllers will be a new line item in the IT budget, and it’s expected that VM vendors would want to control the vSwitch, rack, and core as a single unit with their software. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Industry Perspectives.

The Most Important IT Budgeting Tip for 2017 and Beyond


As we enter into a new year, many organizations are trying to spend their IT budgets for 2017 in the smartest way possible. IT Budgeting: Breaking Free From the Traditional Model.

The Hidden Benefits of Using Valet Software for Your Business


Information Technology Blog - - The Hidden Benefits of Using Valet Software for Your Business - Information Technology Blog. When you use valet software, your parking attendants will directly receive text alerts from any of the customers who want their vehicles back.

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.

How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business?


Information Technology Blog - - How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business? This is call center software. Call center software comes in different way function. VoIP and hosted software that has made reality the hosted call center environment.

CIO as Chief Investment Officer: How Much do you Trust your Budget Estimates?

Future of CIO

The industry study suggests that half of all large IT projects defined as those with initial price tags exceeding $15 million, massively blow their budgets. On average, large IT projects run 45 percent over budget and 7 percent over time, while delivering 55+ percent less value than predicted.

The Ultimate Guide To A Cell Phone Spy Software


If you are looking for information about using cell phone keylogger/spy software or need advice on where to buy it, look no further. It is important to keep in mind that this market like most markets has been a target of deceitful companies which offer software that does not work. It is legally acceptable to sell and use cell phone spy software but there are a few conditions : You must own or have legal authority over the target phone. What is a Cell Phone Spy Software?

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?

Why There Are IT Outages – And What to Do About Them?


Answer: They have all been responsible for IT outages that, even if they aren’t caused by Godzilla, can cause monster-sized budget holes for companies. What do fat fingers, power failures, and Godzilla have in common?

US Tech Market Poised For Another Year Of Moderate 4% to 5% Growth If Election Results Don't Interfere

Forrester IT

Forrester has just published our fall forecast update for the US tech market (" 2017 US Tech Budgets: The Outlook For Tech Spending Overall And By Industry "), and we are now projecting 5.1% Read more Categories: Software. cloud software. CIO Software US tech market cloud computing cloud software tech spending

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Federal Cybersecurity Boondoggle: The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP)

Network World

As part of this plan, the President called for $19 billion for cybersecurity as part of the 2017 fiscal year federal budget, a 35% increase over 2016 spending. Way back in February, I wrote a blog about President Obama’s proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan ( CNAP ). While CNAP has a lot of thoughtful and positive proposals, I’m troubled by the fact that federal cybersecurity programs seem to have a life of their own with little oversight or ROI benefits.

The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Way That Software Used To Be Sold. Back in the old days, software vendors would show up on our doorstep with a suitcase full of CDs and attempt to sell us software licenses. Another common practice of software vendors was bundling.

Software AG Announces the First Public Cloud Offering for IT Portfolio Management – Portfolios Live


By Bob Gourley Portfolios Live offers CIOs precise and transparent management of their IT landscapes and is part of Software AG Live - a Platform-as-a-Service suite that also includes process design, agile application development and application integration. 9, 2013 - Software AG today announced the availability of Portfolios Live at its global user’s conference Innovation World 2013 in San Francisco.

Have You Ever Had A Complaint/Suggestion About How The Federal Government Buys Technology


The Chief Acquisition Officers Council, in coordination with the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, the Chief Information Officers Council, and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), is conducting a national dialogue to discuss burdens and barriers associated with the federal acquisition process and ways to address them. By Bob Gourley.