Telework Works

Teleworkers, defined as people who work from home at least one day a week, are finding their niche as technology and corporate attitudes continue to enable this growing trend. According to a recent survey from Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, telecommuters say they feel and work better when working from home. In fact,…

Mobile Payment Going Mainstream Soon

Banks, which scored the highest in level of importance in the value chain, and credit card companies will have the most important roles, according to business leaders globally. They placed telecommunications companies third, ahead of specialist online payment players (e.g., PayPal, Boku, Obopay), online service provider giants (e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon), retailers and technology companies….

Mobile Payment Going Mainstream Soon

As companies race to take advantage of the mass adoption of smartphones and rapid development of new technologies to offer mobile payment services, executives believe the use of a mobile phone or device to make payments or conduct banking transactions will require four years to become widely accepted by consumers, according to a global survey…

Tech Execs: U.S. Rebound in 2013

As a driver of future revenue growth for the technology industry, the U.S. market has rebounded to first place from third just a year ago — ahead of China and India, according to the results of the annual Technology Industry Business Climate survey by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm. Yet, while the…

Gartner Says Great Governance Not an Accident

In order to successfully implement governance in their organizations, CIOs need to provide both leadership as well as execution, a Gartner vice president plans to tell IT executives attending the analyst firm’s Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) and IT Governance Summit this week in London. “One of the most important functions of governance is to…

Cloud Reliability, Security, Performance Still a Concern

Performance issues are a factor for the majority of organizations, as well. Seventy-six percent of those who have implemented server virtualization stated that performance was a somewhat/extremely large factor in keeping various constituents from being more confident about placing business-critical applications on virtualized servers. Seventy-two percent of organizations that have implemented hybrid/private clouds cited performance…

Cloud Reliability, Security, Performance Still a Concern

CEOs and CFOs are concerned with moving business-critical applications into virtual or cloud environments due to challenges including reliability, security, availability and performance. This according to Symantec Corp.’s cloud survey, 2011 Virtualization and Evolution to the Cloud Survey, which examined how organizations plan to move business-critical initiatives to virtual and hybrid cloud computing environments. The…

Cloud Still a C-Suite Decision

Cloud has been at the forefront of every IT discussion in 2011 and will continue to be due to the potential system optimization and cost savings that are associated with it. However, industry-wide motivation and business impact behind cloud implementation remains unclear. To better understand the top end-user business requirements for cloud computing and determine…

‘Still Holding?!?’

Employees looking for help with a frozen computer screen or a mobile application glitch may be in for a long wait. CIOs interviewed in a recent Robert Half Technology survey said their companies’ technical support teams are, on average, 42 percent smaller than they would like them to be. The results are similar to a…