Video: Five ways to control IT MOOSE spending

How do you judge whether you're using your IT budget in the most efficient way? Forrester Research suggests that you control your IT MOOSE spending. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives introduces MOOSE costs and explains how to keep them under control.

How do you judge whether you're using your IT budget in the most efficient way? Traditional IT spending benchmarks are often misleading because they rely on comparisons between very different environments. Forrester Research suggests that you control your IT MOOSE spending. MOOSE stands for "Maintain and Operate the Organizations, Systems, and Equipment" - in other words, the stuff that can totally consume your IT budget if you're not careful.

This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives introduces five best practices that can help you keep your IT MOOSE costs under control.

For those of you who prefer text, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original white paper from Forrester Research that this episode was based on: IT MOOSE Management - 20 Best Practices.

Five ways to control IT MOOSE spending How do you judge whether you're using your IT budget in the most efficient way? Forrester Research suggests that you control your IT MOOSE spending. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives introduces MOOSE costs and explains how to keep them under control.

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.