A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs Illustrated Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1604270334
ISBN-10: 1604270330
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Editorial Reviews


This guide is a thoroughly practical and very complete catalog of techniques for cutting the cost of information technology and for doing so in a planned way that does not damage the organization in the process. --Bob Lewis, President, IT Catalysts

Once again, the authors produce a timely and effective guide for the IT leader. No matter if your need for cost reduction comes from an economic downturn, a business challenge, or simply a proactive realignment of your IT spend, you will find a host of ideas, pitfalls, and tips. --
Keith Guggenberger, Starkey Laboratories

An excellent resource to ensure that IT cost reduction is well thought out and deliberate. This is a great book for seasoned IT leaders as well as less experienced ones who need to proactively consider a long-term approach and philosophy to IT management. --
Sara Braziller, former CIO, Jenny Craig, Inc.

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Cutting and driving down costs have long been second nature for many IT organizations. In challenging economic times, even further cutting of IT costs is a requirement for the survival of many organizations. Whether in the midst of an economic downturn or upturn, effective cost management is critical as IT costs can be a significant portion of an organizations overhead cost structure and can even impact an organizations competitive position. A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs provides a toolkit of innovative ideas to assess and reduce costs in an IT organization. It outlines a compilation of practical advice based on interviews and comments from more than 60 CIO’s and IT leaders, and it includes many other proven ideas that if implemented will successfully reduce IT costs.Key Features: • Contains practical and helpful tools, and valuable ideas and methods, for intelligently reducing IT costs • Focuses specifically on IT costs rather than overall costs in an organization • Offers valuable insights from more than 60 CIO’s and IT Leaders • Discuss the realistic cost savings of current leading technology and IT trends, such as virtualization, cloud computing, software as a service, and outsourcing • Includes quick reference bulleted suggestions at the end of each chapter

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ J. Ross Publishing; Illustrated edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1604270330
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1604270334
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.23 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
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Anita is a nationally recognized industry leader in IT strategic planning. She is a senior-level Information Systems executive with over 30 years experience improving the value and performance of IT organizations. Anita has held the CIO and top IT positions in leading worldwide manufacturing companies and has provided strategic IT consulting to over 50 companies. She has a broad technical background, business experience, and is skilled in applying analytical techniques to solve business problems. Anita has a strong results and achievement orientation with a reputation for teamwork, open communication, passion, high energy, and innovation.

Anita is currently partner at ITDirections www.itdirections.com , which is an executive IT consulting organization providing companies with assistance to transform their organization, use technology for a competitive organization, and align with the business goals. Services include IT strategic planning, assessments, IT improvement & cost reduction, software selection, contract negotiation, and CIO leadership assistance.

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