It's that time of year, when technology decision makers are looking ahead to the 2019 fiscal and calendar year. ZDNet's sister site, Tech Pro Research, is conducting a survey to find out where companies are directing resources, and how this compares with the IT budget from last year.If you're familiar with how the budget is created in your organization, please share your thoughts about your company's plans and top priorities for the next year by completing this survey before August 1, 2018. The survey contains 15 multiple choice questions, and should take less than five minutes.You'll be asked the following questions:How does your organization's budget for 2019 compare with the budget for 2018?Compared to other business units within your organization, how would you rate executive management's opinion of the importance of the IT budget?What percentage of the overall corporate budget is allocated for IT?What percent of corporate technology spending comes from outside the IT budget?What … [Read more...] about Survey: What are your company’s tech spending priorities for 2019?
caption Google was ranked No. 1 in 2017, but moved down in 2018. source Uladzik Kryhin/Shutterstock Amazon, Apple, and Google are the most valued tech brands, according to Americans. Brand Finance, a brand consultancy firm, released their ranking of the most valuable brands in America in 2018. The firm looks at marketing investment, stakeholder investment, and business performance to help it measure how much each brand contributes to the company. Tech companies hold five of the top 10 spots on the most valuable brands US list. Americans love Amazon, Apple, and Google. The tech industry dominated this year’s Brand Finance US 500, an annual report on the world’s most valuable American brands. Tech companies claimed five out of the top 10 spots and the industry accounts for $977 billion – about 30% – of the … [Read more...] about The 21 most valuable tech brands in America in 2018
By Ryan Maye Handy Published 11:36 am, Monday, April 30, 2018 Photo: Marc Morrison / ST Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 BP Plc's Atlantis oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. BP Plc's Atlantis oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: Marc Morrison / ST Offshore industry embraces tech upgrades, but at a cost to workers 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the opening day of Houston's Offshore Technology conference, offshore drillers touted technology advances that have helped cut costs in the face of lower oil prices that have hampered the recovery of an industry that is struggling to compete with booming onshore drilling. The downturn has created a boon for oil companies' tech gurus who find that executives are more willing to embrace technology that helps cut costs and keeps profits flowing at lower oil … [Read more...] about Offshore industry embraces tech upgrades, but at a cost to workers
posted on 17 Jun 2011, 08:29 1 1. Gawain (Posts: 428; Member since: 15 Apr 2010) Ahhh...denial...it ain't a river in Egypt. posted on 17 Jun 2011, 19:09 1 20. cheetah2k (Posts: 1870; Member since: 16 Jan 2011) RIM is right where Motorola was a few years back. If they stay in denial, then they will crash and burn. posted on 19 Jun 2011, 20:25 0 30. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011) RIM does not want to really change its phones because they really made the key board what it is today. I think they will eventually sale or offer its os on different phones (lg sumsung) to stay alive. posted on 17 Jun 2011, 09:03 2 2. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 602; Member since: 20 Apr 2010) The whole Tweedledee and Tweedledumb dual CEO thing is goofy. RIM needs to clean house and get (a) leader who has a clue. posted on 17 Jun 2011, 09:07 1 3. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 602; Member since: 20 Apr 2010) I've had many blackberries in the past. I really like … [Read more...] about Comments for : RIM’s co-CEO team fiddles while company burns
A recently published list revealing the twenty most hated companies in America, finds two firms dealing with the wireless industry inside the top 10.. At number 7, is Sprint. 44% of the customers polled by Zogby claimed to have a negative experience with the nation's fourth largest carrier. Apparently, offering unlimited service at a lower price than the three other majors doesn't count for much when your wireless service lags behind them. According to RootMetrics, Sprint was last among its peers (Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T) in network speed, and second to last in calling, texting, and overall reliability. Just the other day, CEO Marcelo Claure spoke of the great future that Sprint and its customers will enjoy once coast-to-coast mobile 5G launches in the first half of 2019. But the executive also mentioned something that Sprint subscribers won't be too happy about; with the new, faster network will come new, higher prices.One rung above Sprint at number 6 is Foxconn. While most … [Read more...] about Sprint and Foxconn both finish in the top ten of “America’s Most Hated Companies”