If you’re an IT leader, you’ve probably already spent a considerable amount of time going over the budget line-for-line and brainstorming about where you can save a few dollars. But sometimes you need a fresh perspective to spark additional ideas. TechRepublic’s new download, “IT Cost Cutting: The Ninja Guide,” offers sound advice about trimming your IT budget and finding the freebies that are worth investigating.

Covered in this guide:

  • Common-sense ways to trim your IT budget
  • Creative ways to save money
  • Ways for small and medium businesses to cut costs
  • Free Windows applications
  • Free security tools
  • Giving old servers new life

Let us know if you’ve found any off-the-beaten-path tricks to beating the recession, whether it’s finding new uses for old equipment or discovering a new product that does the job for less.