Articles about spending

Man looks at his mobile - mildly surprised or shocked about something. Photo by shutterstock

Ugh! Is that your security budget? *Sucks teeth and shakes head*

Organisations spend an average of 5.6 per cent of their overall IT budget on IT security and risk management, according to analyst Gartner. IT security spending ranges from approximately 1 per cent to 13 per cent of the IT budget. Gartner warns that simply looking at the size of security spending - even in comparison to other …
John Leyden, 9 Dec 2016

Capita increases share of public sector revenue to measly £1.8bn

Capita slurped up £1.8bn in public sector spending last year, a 12 per cent increase on the previous year, according to research from analysts TechMarketView. Overall the top 20 suppliers of software and services to the public sector fared better than previous years, posting overall revenue of £10.7bn, an increase of three per …
Kat Hall, 26 Nov 2015

Apple splashes dough to keep Big Cheese safe

Apple spends $699,133 every year to keep chief exec Tim Cook safe, far, far higher than his modest life insurance premium of $2,500, according to an official document. The big figure isn't broken down and comes from a proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This amount represents: (i) the Company’s …
John Leyden, 10 Aug 2015
RAF Chinook throws up dust cloud. Pic: MoD under Open Government Licence

MoD splashes £1.5bn on 10-year IT deal to 'keep pace with threats'

The Ministry of Defence has inked a ten-year deal worth £1.5bn with HP, Fujitsu, Airbus and CGI for IT and comms. The department estimates the mega contract will save £1bn over that period. However, the MoD is not known for having the best track record in delivering cost-efficient IT programmes. For example, the …
Kat Hall, 4 Aug 2015
British Transport Police cop. Pic: Gordon Joly

Plod IT spending fails to fall down the stairs as taxpayers cough £385m

Spend on IT by coppers has barely fallen in three years, despite huge public sector spending cuts - freedom of information responses sent to El Reg can reveal. According to responses sent from 12 police forces - there are 43 across England and Wales - total spend for 2014/15 was £385m, down from £396m in 2013/14 and £391m in …
Kat Hall, 5 Jun 2015

Gartner forecast dartboard falls off wall, lands in pile of crumpled dollars

The mystics at Gartner have changed their mind: the value of the IT spending isn’t going to grow this year after all, and it is all the fault of the pesky tea leaves US dollar. The re-forecast indicates global expenditure will shrink 1.3 per cent on 2014 to $3.66tn, which is way off last year’s prediction of 3.9 per cent …
Paul Kunert, 9 Apr 2015

US Social Security 'wasted $300 million on an IT BOONDOGGLE'

Members of the US Congress are demanding answers from the Social Security Administration (SSA) over an ongoing IT project that has racked up a $288m bill without deploying a field-ready product. A trio of representatives from the House Oversight Committee said in a letter to the SSA that they had "serious problems" with the …
Shaun Nichols, 24 Jul 2014
francis_maude_flames_evil

NAO slaps down Cabinet Office gov-IT savings claims AGAIN

There are lies, damned lies and Cabinet Office statistics which give the impression that the Efficiency and Reform Group are achieving much more dramatic ICT savings than they actually are. Or so says a National Audit Office report, which again criticised the processes used to calculate how much money Government Digital …
Paul Kunert, 17 Jul 2014
Growth of internet advertising revenue to 2013

US biz spaffed more dosh on internet ads than TV spots in 2013

Advertisers in the United States have splashed more of their ad budgets all over the web than on the telly for the first time ever, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reported. Growth of internet advertising revenue to 2013 Read 'em and weep TELEVISION - growth of internet advertising revenue to 2013. Credit: IAB/PwC …
The Register breaking news

UK ad-slingers spent TWICE as much smearing sales-bluster on mobes in 2012

The amount of cash splurged on mobile advertising in Blighty more than doubled last year to £526m, as the global recession continues to have little effect on the eagerness of marketers to fill folks' every screen with ads. According to beancounters at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who totted up the numbers for the Internet …
A storm is brewing (Mali, Sahel). Foto: F. Guichard & L. Kergoat, AMMA project, CNRS copyright.

Platform clouds generating more noise than cash

There's a lot of talk about infrastructure and platform cloud services, but thus far the cloud biz is a relatively small portion of the $3.6 trillion in global IT spending. But its share is growing fast, and that has a lot of people excited and waving their hands a lot. The prognosticators at Gartner are among the hand wavers …

Samsung boss warns of Chinese tech spending slow down

Samsung’s head honcho in China is reportedly worried that domestic spending on technology products in the People’s Republic is slowing down, fears which if realised could have a significant knock-on effect for the global economy. Samsung Electronics China CEO, Kim Young-ha, told the FT that the domestic tech market would …
Phil Muncaster, 22 May 2012
fingers pointing at man

Big data centers spending big bucks on big hardware

Just like the rich keep getting richer, the biggest data centers in the world keep getting bigger. And they're spending more money on servers, storage, and networking. According to projections put together by the box-counters and prognosticators at Gartner, in 2010 about 2 per cent of data centers worldwide comprised 52 per …
arrow pointing up

SMEs, tech vendors scrabble for morsels of comfort in CSR

George Osborne left small business lobbyists spluttering today over the lack of an explicit commitment to helping SMEs in the Comprehensive Spending Review. Meanwhile, tech vendors reacted with a flurry of pre-canned statements, mainly claiming that their products and services are just the thing to help hard-pressed public …
Joe Fay, 20 Oct 2010
homeless man with sign

Server sales do drunk cat bounce in 2010

For the last three quarters, the server business has been on the upswing, with strong growth relative to the perfectly awful sales levels set at the end of 2008 and in the first half of 2009. Intel is making money hand over fist, and even Advanced Micro Devices has put some black ink on its bottom line. The server business is …
The Register breaking news

Women's lust for shopping linked to periods

Research by the University of Hertfordshire has suggested that women's desire to hit the shops may be linked to hormonal changes during their menstrual cycle. The most dangerous time to be wielding a credit card is, according to Professor Karen Pine, the ten days before a woman's period - the "luteal phase" - during which they …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2009
The Register breaking news

IDC slashes 2009 global IT projections

Blame the financial meltdown. And blame the United States. The market researchers at IDC this morning put out revised projections for global IT spending in 2009, and they now say that global IT spending in 2009 will grow at only 2.6 per cent. That's down from an earlier projection of 5.9 per cent growth in year-over-year …
channel

CIO surveys murdering IT budgets

Now might be a good time for CIO Magazine to stop bugging chief information officers and IT managers about their IT spending plans. Its surveys are killing us. Back in March, when the magazine did a survey of IT shops just as the global economy started looking a little ill, only 17 per cent of the CIOs polled said they …

Create a news alert about spending, or find more stories about spending.

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018