• Forrester forecasts decline in global IT spending

    Posted January 13, 2009 - 5:16 pm

    Global spending on IT products and services will drop by 3 percent in 2009 to US$1.66 trillion when measured in U.S. dollars, but subsequently rebound by 9 percent in 2010, according to a Forrester Research study released Tuesday.
  • The struggle is on in 2009

    Posted January 5, 2009 - 12:52 pm

    ZDNet blogger Brian Sommer wrote today that service firms are in for a struggle in 2009, and I think his crystal ball has the right dope. In fact, it doesn't take a crystal ball to know that almost everybody is in for a hard time this year.

  • 10 things that won't survive the recession

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 2:56 pm

    it seems to me that this recession will be something unprecedented. One reason is that that there was no Internet or mobile technology in the 1930s. That means individual people and companies have very low cost, high efficiency alternatives for doing a wide ranging of activities. That will accelerate the demise of those things fated to be replaced anyway. Here are 10 things that I believe won't survive the recession.
  • Recession-Proof Your Business by Recession-Proofing IT

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 9:59 am

    Whatever the economic realities may be, technology is an integral part of majority of business operations the world over. How do you maintain your tech-reliant operations in the midst of a challenging business climate?

  • How recessions make good people do bad things

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 4:38 pm

    Greed, anger or desperation are what motivate insiders to attack their own companies. Here are some of the insider issues to look out for during a recession...
  • Financial reports confirm fears for IT

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 9:34 pm

    Financial reports are confirming market watchers' fears that the U.S. is heading into recession, dragging the global tech industry down with it.
  • Ways to recession-proof your WAN

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 9:08 pm

    Unless you're in one of those rare industries that thrives in recessions, that means it's batten-down-the-hatches time. In anticipation of the grimness, here are some tips for keeping your WAN spending under control.
  • Contrarian outlook for channel members

    Posted September 26, 2008 - 10:44 am

    The economic devastation continues to create a lot of speculation as to what is going to happen to the IT industry and to the greater sales channel of VARs and other partners. At first, we didn't think we'd be hurt. After all, everybody still needs hardware and software, right?
  • Channel business during recession

    Posted August 19, 2008 - 5:04 pm

    There are certain things that are hard to sell during a recession. RVs, for example. The Midwest RV show was in town, and not surprisingly, nobody's buying the house-on-wheels these days. Okay, I hear you, we're not in a recession. Only a "mental recession", right? Things are better than they've ever been? You work for Exxon?
  • 7 survival tips for managing IT in an economic slowdown

    Posted August 18, 2008 - 4:38 am

    Small and midsized businesses may not be receiving the right advice on how best to cut IT spending
  • 11 ways to save money online

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 10:31 am

    Maybe you've heard: We're in an economic downturn. For that reason, most of us are tightening our belts and looking for deals. So to help you keep more of your cash, here's a list of 11 ways you can go online to save money. Some of these sites aren't new, but they bear repeating as a guide in turbulent financial times. We welcome you to add your own suggestions in the "comments" field at the end of this story.
  • IT worker confidence hits all-time low

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 4:17 pm

    Now more than ever American IT workers fear the weakening U.S. economy will impact their ability to find and keep jobs in high-tech, according to research released Wednesday.
  • VARs and ISVs not affected by recession

    Posted July 17, 2008 - 10:30 am

    Recession? What recession? The government says we're not really in one, and former congressman Phil Gramm says it's only a "mental recession" and we're all just a bunch of whiners. But from where I'm sitting here in the heart of the Industrial Midwest, it sure seems real enough.
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