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CIOs Predict Modest Increase in 4Q New Hires


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published September 2, 2010
Most CIOs are optimistic about the fourth quarter but only 9 percent expect to add new IT workers and 6 percent said they're cutting staff.

IT Job Market Continues Steady Recovery


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published August 10, 2010
Latest data from TechServe Alliance finds some cause for optimism in the IT employment sector.

Cloud Services Market Seeing Explosive Growth


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published June 22, 2010
Gartner predicts services related to cloud computing will exceed $68 billion this year and surge to more than $148 billion by 2014.

Health Care IT Sector Poised for Robust Growth


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published June 18, 2010
Latest data from Compass Intelligence provides a bright prognosis for software, hardware and service providers selling their wares to hospitals, clinics and health care organizations.

CIOs Ready to Ramp Up IT Staffing


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published June 9, 2010
IT staffing and recruiting data indicates CIOs and their companies are much more optimistic heading into the second half of 2010.

IBM PureScale System Links Servers, Software for Business Analytics


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published April 7, 2010
New offering is designed to handle heavy data workloads and integrate analysis, storage, servers and software applications.

Software Vendors: Tech M&A Activity Poised for Rebound


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published February 17, 2010
PricewaterhouseCoopers study finds that improved balance sheets and better market valuations should result in more wheeling and dealing by software vendors in 2010.

IBM Updates Cognos Business Intelligence Suite


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published February 10, 2010
IBM's refreshed Cognos analytics applications to include new scenario-planning options, financial consolidation options and pre-built models to support faster financial analysis.

Sun to Lay Off 3,000


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published October 21, 2009
Oracle's $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun is awaiting approval from European regulators.

Oracle Digs Deep to Snare BEA


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published January 17, 2008
After more than three months of posturing, Oracle finally agrees to pay more than $8.5 billion for the middleware vendor.

SAP Talks Up Business Objects Union


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published January 17, 2008
After completing the largest acquisition in its history, SAP execs tout their vision for business optimization software in 2008.

Just In Time: SAP Delivers CRM 2007


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published December 5, 2007
The enterprise software giant rolls out its latest CRM suite, featuring Web 2.0 technologies for the enterprise.

Skype Co-Founder Admits Expectations Were Too High


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published October 15, 2007
A week after eBay wrote off $1.4 billion from its purchase, Skype's co-founder and former CEO said early revenue targets were overly ambitious.

IT Departments Giving Vista The Cold Shoulder


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published September 21, 2007
It's early in the game but Wall Street analysts and industry pundits say its Business By Demand service raises more questions than it answers.

Mea Culpa: Audit Finds Dell Misled Investors for Years


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Larry Barrett

| CIO Insights Article Published August 17, 2007
The PC maker says an independent audit found some senior executives were cooking the books for years to meet quarterly estimates.