Video: Four ways to recession-proof your IT group

In a difficult economy, IT becomes invaluable for driving efficiency and cost savings. However, to become perpetually relevant, IT needs to be perceived as a value-generating, strategically active department. Here are four ways that IT can prove its worth and generate tangible business value.

In a difficult economy, IT becomes invaluable for driving efficiency and cost savings. However, to become perpetually relevant, IT needs to be perceived as a value-generating, strategically active department. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives explains four key concepts that can help your IT department prove its worth and generate tangible business value.

For those of you who prefer text over video, you can click the "Transcript" link underneath the video or you can read the original article from Ilya Bogorad that this episode was based on: Time to shine: Why the dismal economy can be good for IT leaders.

Four ways to recession-proof your IT group In a difficult economy, IT becomes invaluable for driving efficiency and cost savings. However, to become perpetually relevant, IT needs to be perceived as a value-generating, strategically active department. Here are four ways that IT can prove its worth and generate tangible business value.

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.