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  • Tech's worst year ever?

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    The tech industry has suffered some of its greatest losses ever in the past 12 months. Here's our look at the low points.
  • Five CIOs talk about managing IT costs in a weakened economy

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 4:23 pm

    ITworld asked five CIOs in various industries to discuss how they're planning to weather the softening economy and balance the needs of the business with shrinking IT dollars; what three projects they're currently doing or plan to do over the next year; and what projects have fallen off their lists completely because of the economy.
  • Five top spending priorities for hard times

    Posted November 19, 2008 - 12:12 pm

    So which technologies get funded rain or shine? Those that can save companies money or reduce expenses. Here are the five technologies must continue to invest in despite the recession.
  • 8 reasons tech isn't dead ... yet

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 11:47 am

    The global economy is in as bad shape as we've ever seen, but most IT industry experts are predicting that sales of computer hardware, software and services will be growing at a healthy clip again within 18 months.
  • The 2009 IT career survival guide

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 5:03 pm

    Although tech jobs are under increasing pressure, the reality is that the technology jobs market overall is still doing better than the market for other types of jobs. That doesn't mean you're immune from layoffs, stagnant salaries, or increasing workloads, but it does mean you have more options than many other workers -- if you're willing to be flexible.
  • New regulations will soon swell IT workloads

    Posted November 12, 2008 - 11:44 am

    New regulations stemming from the financial industry meltdown will put IT in the hot seat, much as the post-Enron Sarbanes-Oxley and other such rules did in the early 2000s.
  • The hottest IT skills survive a cool economy

    Posted November 11, 2008 - 12:02 pm

    Even in a down economy, the IT worker who demonstrates his value in multiple areas is the one who's most likely to be rewarded financially. So which technology areas should IT workers look at when deciding which new skills to seek?
  • 5 Things Gen Y Can Do to Survive Recession, Layoffs

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Here are 5 changes Generation Y workers should make in their expectations of their employers and their behavior in the workplace as they weather the current economic storm.
  • Why Gen Y is Unprepared to Survive Recession

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Five reasons why the economic crisis may present Generation Y professionals with the biggest shock of their working lives.
  • IT shops renegotiate contracts to get savings out of vendors

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 2:42 pm

    Saving money is of paramount importance for CIOs in today's economy, and renegotiating contracts with IT vendors may be one of the best ways to chop expenses.
  • What tech-industry CEOs are saying about the economy

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    Until September, the U.S. tech industry appeared insulated from the year-long economic slowdown. Most of the 20 largest U.S. tech firms reported solid second-quarter earnings in July and August, and they were projecting continued growth in sales through the year-end. Then Wall Street crashed. Here's the latest word from tech executives about current market conditions and the outlook for the rest of this year.
  • IT wary of insider attacks as economy slows down

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 2:05 pm

    Rogue insiders pose to your data and systems at any time. But as the faltering economy forces companies to turn to job cuts, wage and bonus freezes, outsourcing and other belt-tightening moves, the risks are multiplying, analysts said.
  • IT skills that shine in uncertain times

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 8:43 pm

    The current economic climate could cause IT professionals to worry about finding and keeping jobs, but research released Thursday shows that despite the financial turmoil, workers with specific high-tech talents will continue to be in demand.
  • Five outside-the-box ways to cut IT costs

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 9:09 pm

    The best time to consider cost-saving measures is before the CFO comes knocking on your door to ask -- or demand -- that IT slash its budget. Here are some simple, and often surprising, ways to save money during tight times.
  • Economic crisis means double duty for IT pros

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 9:53 am

    High-tech has been known to weather economic crises better than other industries due in part to its role as an enabler to businesses. But the recent deluge of financial failures is causing enterprise IT executives to rethink expenditures in the coming months. For instance, a CIO Executive Board survey of 50 IT leaders in September revealed that 61% are re-evaluating 2009 budget plans, 59% are putting nonessential IT projects on hold, and 24% have introduced a hiring freeze in IT.
  • Will the bailout have any impact on executive pay?

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:20 am

    Do the restrictions on executive pay that legislators added to the bailout bill, also known as the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, go far enough? Or will executives find ways to capitalize on loopholes, as they did with limits on CEO pay that were written into bankruptcy laws in 2005?
  • Wall Street's collapse puts IT spending in (some) peril

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:59 pm

    The overall economic cost of Wall Street's collapse has yet to be totaled. But it's clear that IT departments will be laboring under some changed conditions in the months ahead.
  • The IT worker's Wall Street meltdown worry list

    Posted October 6, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    The only thing that seems clear today is that the U.S. is in a recession and possibly a bad one. No one is certain what will happen next. How much help will the federal bailout deliver to the nation's financial system? Will more financial institutions collapse? How far down will the stock market go? What follows is a summary about what we know so far about the impact of this crisis on one of the most important of areas in tech, namely, your job.
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