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 has nothing to disclose. He doesn't hold investments in the technology companies he covers.
Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.