Controlling costs is imperative for all business leaders. There is nothing more frustrating than creating a budget only to have it blown out of the water by the end of the first quarter.
Whether you are preparing an IT budget for the first or the 100th time, you are likely looking for tips to ensure that you maximize resources, avoid costly surprises, and develop a technology budget that aligns with your organizational goals and strategy.
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Let’s face it; IT infrastructure and hardware are sunk costs. And for most business leaders as long as the equipment continues to operate, investing in new IT equipment is delayed as long as possible.
IT hardware, like a vehicle, begins to lose value the moment you purchase it.
Editor's note: This article was originally posted in 2018, but has been updated to include the most current information.
As a business leader, you have a lot on your mind. Finances, staffing, deliverables, sales, and more. At least your IT infrastructure is working. One less thing to think about, right? Well…maybe, but maybe not.
When a firewall is working, it’s the last thing on your mind. But, did you know that most firewalls have a lifespan of three to five years?
You’ve likely heard about or experienced the effects of the global supply chain disruption that we’re living through.