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2/22/2012 | 4:36:06 PM
re: 5 Reasons You Blew Your IT Budget
I really would have liked to blow my IT budget on fancy espresso machines and a fleet of segways to shuttle me from my desk to those espresso machines. Sadly, that will never come to pass.

All joking aside, the push for new capabilities - or the delivery of existing capabilities in new ways - is certainly one of the biggest drains on IT budgets that I've seen especially in the last 5 years or so. I think you really hit the nail on the head there.

I've often wondered, though, about the virtue in sometimes allowing your IT budget to lash out seemingly uncontrollably. While keeping such things leashed in is most often the wisest decision, sometimes you have to go for broke before you can realize true innovation. The key is balancing it all. Balancing your ability to deliver new and desired capabilities in a cost conscious manner and to sieze opportunity for innovation and constructive change in directions and ways that the business would not normally be able to conceive of.

Great article! Thank you for sharing it with us.


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