A Better Way to Cut Your IT Budget - Wield Your Knowledge
5. Wield Your Knowledge. Power down the network to a crawl, and, when people complain, compile a report that shows the amount of YouTube watching, Web surfing and eBay selling that is taking place on the corporate computing systems. You will not make any friends, but you will instill fear in every secret Web surfer in your company.
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.