As the soaring layoff numbers demonstrate, every business is looking for ways to cut costs right now and IT is an obvious place to cut. Before slashing IT staff or eliminating services, be sure you've done wrung every dime from your budget. Start with these steps.Peter Birley, who writes the CIO Blog and is IT director of law firm Browne Jacobson LLP, recently offered up 10 tips to successful IT and number one on his list is cost control. In larger companies, these steps may help preserve IT budgets and value relative to other departments and in smaller businesses, they can set the tone of evaluating other budgets lines. Regardless of how big or small, better, more efficient IT will help your business bottom line.
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