A Better Way to Cut Your IT Budget - Go After the Golf Game

 
 
By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2008-02-29 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
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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.


 
 
 
 
 
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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