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Has your IT budget just taken a big hit for 2009? Many have. These desperate times call for desperate measures but don't worry these measures aren't nearly so desperate and they just might help you fix that ailing IT budget. All you need is a little creative thinking and some good people behind you--and these 5 things (in order of importance). [B]1. Linux[/B] - No surprise here since this is a Linux-oriented blog. Linux makes sense for those tightening those budgetary belts since it's free, robust, and stable. You can't go wrong choosing Linux for your IT infrastructure. It handles …

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A couple of weeks ago, [URL="http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/07/whos_the_boss.html"]InformationWeek[/URL] ran an interesting piece reporting on a Forrester Research survey. The crux of the survey is that CIOs tend to report to a lot of different people, including CEOs, CFOs, COOs and heads of business units. It’s interesting that the chain of command differs according to the industry of the organization. In business services, for instance, 46 percent of CIOs report to the CEO. That percentage is down to 37 percent in financial service and 35 percent in manufacturing. Though the numbers are interesting, the conclusion – that CIOs report to a bunch of …

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