Consumer confidence, according to Washington, rose to its highest level in six months, and the news helped spark a surge Tuesday. Strong demand for new home sales--up 1.7% in April--also helped put the bulls in control. Technology and biotech contributed heavily to Tuesday's gains.
Our InformationWeek 100 rose 3.5%, or 7.98 points, to 236.96. The Nasdaq rose 3.1%, or 46.6 points, to 1,556.69. The Dow Jones rose 2.1%, or 179.97 points, to 8,781.35, and the S&P 500 rose 2%, or 18.26 points, to 951.38. The Nasdaq-100 (QQQ) closed at $29.10, up 3.6%, or $1. Trading of the index stock was a healthy 101 million shares.
IT's Reputation: What the Data SaysInformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
What The Business Really Thinks Of IT: 3 Hard TruthsThey say perception is reality. If so, many in-house IT departments have reason to worry. InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. The news isn't great.