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.

Controlling the Purse Strings  Companies should be deciding when it's time to invest in new products, not vendors. Yet, 56% of IT decision-makers say they update new software, hardware, and services because of the "industry average" presented to them by vendors.

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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