• IT outsourcing providers could profit from double dip recession

    Posted November 9, 2011 - 11:42 am

    IT and business process outsourcing activity declined in the third quarter of 2011, but if the economy weakens, analysts expect more outsourcing--particularly offshore--in the coming months.
  • OccupyWallStreet march will point the finger at ultrarich for disastrous economy

    Posted October 11, 2011 - 1:33 pm

    By planning a theatrical gesture, a march to the front stoop of the homes billionaire financiers in New York, OccupyWallStreet puts a face on its complaints about the economy, and paints the ultra-rich as enemies who benefit at the expense of others.
  • Cloud computing market is starting to look a lot like one big data center

    Posted September 16, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    So many different computing functions have moved into the cloud that the cloud has begun to look like the computing industry, or a single data center, itself. The difference is all those pieces are spread out and owned by different people. At what point will it make more sense to start consolidating "the cloud" into something that looks much more like outsourcing?
  • Recession hit older tech workers harder, labor data shows

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 3:53 pm

    Unemployment rates for older IT workers increased during the recession faster than they did for younger employees, according to new U.S. government labor data obtained by Computerworld. But that's something that Maribeth McIntyre, an IT professional with some 30 years of experience, already suspected.
  • Why IT jobs are never coming back

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 3:04 pm

    U.S. IT job loss may level off in coming years, but the likelihood that corporate IT will ever contribute to job creation again is minimal, according to a recent study by the Hackett Group. talked to Hackett's lead researchers about what's driving IT jobs offshore, what roles will remain stateside, and why some American IT professionals may have to send their resumes to China.
  • Offshoring blamed in part for IT's jobless recovery

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Data center workers were a big part of the unexpectedly weak U.S. labor report released Friday as TechServe Alliance said only 600 new IT jobs were created in November.
  • Why U.S. IT jobs aren't coming back

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 6:21 pm

    As the economy recovers, the jobs are going to India and other cheap-labor nations
  • Improving economy means better IT job opportunities

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 6:53 pm

    According to the recently released Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011, IT hiring may be poised for a rebound in the coming year. In the wake of the recession, business leaders will continue to approach their personnel investments cautiously, but opportunities -- and compensation -- should increase for job seekers who have the right skills. People who can help companies grow while becoming more efficient are likely to be in highest demand.
  • 5 reasons Silicon Valley might stumble coming out of recession

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    Cisco CEO John Chambers' optimism on tech's rebound from the lagging economy was tempered this week by the findings of a group of Silicon Valley nonprofits.
  • Recession is over, time for IT to restart the engines

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Some people are loath to come right out and say this, but I will: The recession is over, and when the numbers are all sorted, I'm guessing the experts will say we turned the corner early last fall, if not sooner.
  • Preparing for a layoff

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 4:58 pm

    Recession or not, it's always a good idea to plan ahead for potential career derailments before they happen. Preparing for a layoff can help ensure you have enough money saved to live on while you're unemployed, give you an advantage in finding a new job and minimize the stress involved in this painful situation. Here are steps you can take to help keep a layoff from hitting you too hard.
  • Has the recession affected your archive and disaster recovery plans?

    Posted June 20, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Storage tracker says that the storage software market is down for the first time in five years. the market was worth $2.8 billion, according to the study, which is 5.2 percent less than the year-ago quarter.
  • Interop soldiers on in face of bad economy, swine flu

    Posted May 4, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Interop Las Vegas faces challenges because of restricted IT budgets nationwide, the poor economy and the unpredictable impact of a swine flu epidemic, but the show is forging ahead with new programs including a segment dedicated to cloud computing.
  • 5 IT essentials: A recession-proof priority list

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    Amidst all the talk about managing costs, doing more with less, layoffs, and cutbacks, IT managers find themselves paring things down to the essentials. Here, IT managers share the things their departments can't do without. (And IT professionals share the things they'd be happy to stop doing ... now!)
  • Facebook + YouTube at Work: Sharper Employees?

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 3:20 pm

    Workers quietly rejoice when stories like this one from Reuters hit the newswires: "Facebook, YouTube at work make better employees: study." It excuses their WILB-ing, or "workplace Internet leisure browsing," and may even assuage some of the guilt they feel after taking their fourth "Which Osbourne are you?" quiz.
  • Gartner: IT spending drop-off worse than after bust

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 2:23 pm

    Global IT spending is expected to decline nearly 4% in 2009 over the previous year as industry watchers confirm the current recession will see more losses than the dot-com bust in 2001, Gartner reports.
  • Economic Recession: Good or Bad for Cloud Computing?

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 11:47 am

    Is the recession good or bad for cloud computing? Where you come down on that question depends a great deal on how you think most IT organizations will consume cloud services.
  • In poor economy, IT pros could turn to e-crime

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 11:36 am

    Enterprises increasingly feel that their own employees will be more willing steal data or sell insider knowledge due to the poor economy.
  • Take Advantage of the Recession

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Virtually every IT organization is feeling the impact of the recession. But there is a silver lining. The recession provides an opportunity to challenge the status quo, eliminate ineffective systems and services, and make changes that management has previously refused to consider.
  • PC shipments to recover in 2010, IDC says

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    IDC updated its PC shipment forecast on Thursday, saying it would worsen in 2009 before showing a gradual recovery in 2010.
  • Semiconductor revenue in massive slowdown, Gartner says

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 6:03 pm

    Affected by the worsening recession, it may take up to five years for the semiconductor market to return to revenue levels of the previous years, Gartner said in a survey.
  • Conficker spawn, recession smackdown

    Posted February 21, 2009 - 11:23 am

    A new version of Conficker has turned up and could portend even more malevolent uses of that already-nasty malware. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Sprint Nextel, through either rough earnings reports or market surveys, joined the ranks of big-name tech companies that have been slammed by the recession. And if you use facial recognition to securely log on to your laptop, you may want to reconsider.
  • Apple maybe not recession-proof after all

    Posted February 20, 2009 - 5:10 pm

  • Stimulus passes, what's in it for me?

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 11:24 am

    I must have missed the memo. Somehow, every single journalist and blogger in America has agreed to incorporate the phrase "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression" into every article about the economy. Technically speaking, it's the worst economic crisis since 1983, but then again, it's not over yet.
  • Meltdown 101: How tech companies are taking a hit

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 10:14 pm

    The economic recession is hurting every industry, and technology is no exception -- big names like Microsoft, Intel and Dell have had layoffs as they try to cut costs and stay competitive amid declining sales. But the effects of the meltdown haven't been spread evenly across the sector -- even within companies, sales of certain products may fall while others are more resilient. It seems that the health of tech companies has a lot to do with what they sell, and who their customers are.
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