Nearly all CIOs today are under pressure to contain costs; in fact, many are being asking to cut IT budgets by 20%.1 But the challenges of dealing with the recession have not gone away, even if the budget has. In fact, to many, they’ve become more acute. And many enterprises need better systems, not cutbacks, to help weather the recession. For example, many supply chain managers are looking for quicker response to fast-changing conditions, and stronger decision-support to help generate the best possible results from today’s challenging circumstances. And, they need it now.