17 Mar 16 ways IT can do less with less
Tough times call for tough measures. Layoffs and cutbacks are rampant. Even if your IT budget is relatively stable, you will probably be asked to do more with less.
But perhaps a better solution would be to do less with less — to scale back on over-allocated services, curtail unnecessary capital expenditures, and clean house of legacy apps and orphaned software. This may be your opportunity to show the organization how it can save money using open source software, virtualization, cloud computing, or SaaS.
Pushed to the brink, top brass may prove more receptive to ideas you’ve been itching to implement for a long time. In short, this is when IT can show its true value.
“I think this is the year IT steps up to the plate and shows how we can make the business more efficient,” says Patti Dock, COO for DataMotion, provider of data governance services. “Someone has to do it. I think IT professionals can become evangelists for efficiency in the organization.”
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