A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs

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By Anita Cassidy and Dan Cassidy
Hardcover, 6 x 9, 296 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-033-4
December 2009

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Eliminating and driving down costs have long been second nature for many IT organizations. In challenging economic times, even further cutting of IT costs is a requirement for the survival of many organizations. Whether in the midst of an economic downturn or upturn, effective cost management is critical as IT costs can be a significant portion of an organizations overhead cost structure and can even impact an organizations competitive position. A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs provides a toolkit of innovative ideas to assess and reduce costs in an IT organization. It outlines a compilation of practical advice based on interviews and comments from more than 60 CIO’s and IT leaders, and it includes many other proven ideas that if implemented will successfully reduce IT costs.

Key Features

  • Contains practical, helpful tools and valuable ideas and methods for intelligently reducing IT costs
  • Focuses specifically on IT costs rather than overall costs in an organization
  • Offers valuable insights from more than 60 CIO’s and IT leaders
  • Discuss the realistic cost savings of current leading technology and IT trends, such as virtualization, cloud computing, software as a service, and outsourcing
  • Includes quick reference bulleted suggestions at the end of each chapter

About the author(s)

Anita Cassidy has over 30 years experience in IT. For the first 20 years of her career, she was a practitioner and held a variety of positions such as CIO and Vice President-IT in worldwide manufacturing companies. She has been an IT executive consultant for the past 10 years and is currently a partner of IT Directions. Anita has authored four best-selling IT books, has written for various magazines, such as Info World, Twin and Inc. Technology, and she speaks nationally on strategic planning and improving IT.

Dan Cassidy also has over 30 years of IT experience. Dan’s experience includes work at several major airlines, a railroad, computer manufacturer, and a major health clinic. He has led major initiatives to cut IT infrastructure costs while improving overall service. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Minnesota.

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“This guide is a thoroughly practical and very complete catalog of techniques for cutting the cost of information technology and for doing so in a planned way that doesn’t damage the organization in the process.”

Bob Lewis, President, IT Catalysts

“Once again the authors produce a timely and effective guide for the IT leader. No matter if your cost reduction needs come from an economic downturn, a business challenge, or simply a proactive realignment of your IT spend, you will find a host of ideas, pitfalls, and tips in this book.”

Keith Guggenberger, Starkey Laboratories

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