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New tactics for managing lean IT budgets
Running lean, in IT speak, refers to the process of doing more with less inside your enterprise IT organization. In the April 2010 edition of Enterprise CIO Decisions Ezine, find out how IT Service Management (ITSM), outsourcing, agile project management and other tactics are turning IT into a lean, mean fighting machine.
News in this issue
One month into 2010, the IT budgets picture is still ambiguous, with two consultancies offering different outlooks and CIOs juggling between keeping costs low and making necessary upgrades.
Agile IT can be realized with IT services management best practices and project portfolio management, but IT leaders need to clean house first.
Enterprises are finding ways to use vendor contract management as a means to cut costs by renegotiating contracts down to the maintenance-clause and business-unit levels.
Doing more with less remains the mantra for CIOs as we dig into our IT Priorities Survey on technology spending. The big priorities? Mitigating risk. Essential upgrades. Cutting costs.