How to Reduce IT Operational Costs

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-18-2013
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Cost savings are all that CIOs are thinking about each day. The business side is constantly putting pressure on CIOs to reduce the impact the IT budget is having on the company. And in many cases, CIOs have achieved those goals. But in a surprising number of cases, they've failed at that. In fact, a new study, Challenging the Status Quo on Maintenance Contracts and Refresh Cycles to Lower Costs, from Network Hardware and Forrester Consulting, in which 304 IT decision-makers were polled, has found that in far too many cases, companies haven't been successful at reducing their IT costs because, well, they don't know about existing opportunities.

Slow Down On Wired Networking  Although industry averages in refreshing wired networking infrastructure is every five years, and 79% of organizations follow that rule, the truth is that it needs to be updated that often comes from vendors. In reality, the equipment can last 20 years without any trouble.

How to Reduce IT Operational Costs
 
 
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.
 
 
 

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