Ford Motor Co. has a list of IT projects it wants to tackle this year, including boosting security systems, shoring up network infrastructure and maintaining its core applications. But first, the automotive giant needs to beef up its in-house IT talent.
Crafting an application platform that can handle up to US$300 billion in automaker business each year is a daunting idea. For Covisint, the start-up tasked with mastering that challenge, so is the reality.
Bring two seasoned rocket scientists together and you might be surprised at the result: Mobular Technologies, a technology start-up that makes a searchable e-mail product suited for e-mail marketing campaigns.
With so many technology vendors struggling financially as corporate users hold the line on spending, some savvy IT managers are adding new clauses into licensing and outsourcing contracts to ensure smooth operations should a key supplier go belly-up.