IT spending should be a strategic tool for improving the business, but a lot of IT departments fall into the common trap of being reactionary with their IT spending. I recently did a Webcast called Achieving Business Objectives through Strategic IT Investment where I had a broad discussion with Josh Gingold and Larry Dignan of ZDNet about best practices in IT budgeting and IT investments.
Some of main topics we discussed included:
- How to use IT investment to save money, maximize performance, and improve customer service
- What to outsource to partners and when
- How to manage IT during challenging economic times
- How to make the pitch to get management sign-off on big projects
The Webcast is now archived and you can view it on-demand.
Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).