Techniques and Tactics

Cutting costs and increasing efficiency are paramount as the economy continues to suffer.

1.    Move work offshore or nearshore

2.    Use managed services and offshore staff augmentation models

3.    Use remote infrastructure management

4.    License consolidation of productivity tools

5.    Consolidate headcount around business functions

6.    Refocus the most costly resources

7.    Defer projects

8.    Renegotiate rates to drive out unnecessary overhead

9.    Engage the business side of the house to take on additional testing

10.  Consider environment consolidation and virtualization

After the jump, more detail on each technique.

This article was originally published on 02-09-2009
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