Video: Five ways to analyze your IT budget for possible cuts

When organizations look to reduce costs, the IT department is often one of the first targets. Learn some creative ways to cut without throwing your service levels off a cliff in this episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives.

When organizations look to reduce costs, the IT department is often one of the first to feel the pinch. IT budgets often include items that are difficult to cut, such as software maintenance agreements, but there are other items that can be sacrificed without throwing your service levels off a cliff. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives looks at five of the first items to consider when you get handed the budget axe.

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original white paper from Scott Lowe that this episode was based on: Five ways to critically analyze your budget for possible cuts.

Five ways to analyze your IT budget for possible cuts When organizations look to reduce costs, the IT department is often one of the first targets. Learn some creative ways to cut without throwing your service levels off a cliff in this episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.