LAS VEGAS-To garner better gains from their technology, companies will have to start loosing control.

Right now, most companies own the computers, the servers and the licenses for the software their employees use. What's more, in-house information technology (IT) departments support it all. This all adds up to about $800 billion in inefficient spending on non-strategic resources, according to Nicholas Carr, author of the 2004 book, Does IT Matter?.

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