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20 real-world IT cost-cutting mistakes you need to avoid

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“Do more with less” has become the IT department’s least appreciated mantra. Demands on IT are exploding, but spending on IT don’t follow suit. All companies have budgets and often the IT department, which is seen as a cost center (not rightfully), is given the charge to cut back.

Guest blogger | David Spark | Founder of Spark Media Solutios

Guest blogger | David Spark | Founder of Spark Media Solutios

The stress to cut costs in IT can cause managers to make a lot of really foolish mistakes which can be far more costly in terms of lost dollars and lost business opportunities. Technology journalist and founder of Spark Media Solution David Spark reached out to industry experts and asked, “What are the worst IT cost-cutting mistakes?”

From short term budget thinking to outsourcing, and from finding cheap security options to saving money with BYOD, this article outlines “what not to do,” when looking at reducing IT costs and asks industry experts for their ‘best practices’ for making cost-cutting decisions.

To find out what David Mortman (@mortman) Chief Security Architect at Dell, Jeff Kaplan (@THINKstrategies), Managing Director for THINKstrategies and others had to say, click here.