For years now, we CIOs have been hard at work consolidating data centers, systems and software licenses. We've saved our companies millions. But as the saying goes, "You can't save your way to greatness." Greatness in business requires making money.
Heightened communication, standards, disaster recovery and virtualization are just a few of the areas IT managers are focused on as they chart their courses for the coming months. Purse strings are still tight, so products and services with big price tags are out. Instead, the themes in 2006 will be about increasing efficiency, tightening security and enhancing communication. This wish list for 2006 was compiled from discussions with more than a dozen IT managers:
Cable and Wireless PLC (C&W) will hire at least 100 extra staff in Bangalore to keep pace with demand for its network services from customers around the world, a company executive said Wednesday. The staff will be added during this year and will also allow C&W to roll out some new types of services, said Raj Metrani, director of the Indian operations of C&W, a communications service provider based in London. He would not say what new services C&W plans to offer.