A Better Way to Cut Your IT Budget - Keep the Company Lawyers Busy

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2008-02-29 Print this article Print
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3. Keep the Company Lawyers Busy. Ask the legal department to give you a report on all-


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.

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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