A Better Way to Cut Your IT Budget - Go After the Golf Game
The analysts over at Gartner recently said now is the time to cut the IT budget, and they provided six steps for getting the job done. The six steps play off advice offered by the company last fall that said CIOs should prepare two budgets: one that reflects the numbers handed down from company execs and another one held in reserve should the economy deteriorate. Well, it looks like the economy is deteriorating. Before you chop your budget without being asked, consider my six better budget-cutting tips.
By Eric Lundquist. Illustrated by Brian Moore.
2. Go After the Golf Game. Which tech vendor always gets to keep the fat contract because its reps play golf with the CEO? Which tech vendor gets to burden the IT budget because it takes the VP of sales to the Super Bowl each year? Start your cutting there.