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Managing IT in a Downturn. [electronic resource].

By: Mitchell, Stewart.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ely : IT Governance Pub., 2008Description: 1 online resource (58 p.).ISBN: 9781905356775 (electronic bk.); 1905356773 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Electronic data processing departments -- Management | Information technology -- Economic aspects | Information resources management -- Economic aspects | Information technology -- Planning | COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy | COMPUTERS -- Computer Science | COMPUTERS -- Data Processing | COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory | COMPUTERS -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 004.068 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction; chapter 1: count your chickens; chapter 2: sweating resources; chapter 3: cancelling peripheral projects; chapter 4: staff in the firing line; chapter 5: good housekeeping; chapter 6: open source; chapter 7: boardroom battles; chapter 8: everything's going virtual; chapter 9: looking forwards to expansion; appendix: further reading.
Summary: Against this backdrop of turbulence, this pocket guide examines what IT executives can do to stretch budget to maintain a useful and reliable network of IT services, and examine where new technologies, free software and licence renegotiation can make budgets work harder. Because all companies are different, the intention is not to recommend specific changes, but to raise the questions and possibilities that will provoke improvements.
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Introduction; chapter 1: count your chickens; chapter 2: sweating resources; chapter 3: cancelling peripheral projects; chapter 4: staff in the firing line; chapter 5: good housekeeping; chapter 6: open source; chapter 7: boardroom battles; chapter 8: everything's going virtual; chapter 9: looking forwards to expansion; appendix: further reading.

Against this backdrop of turbulence, this pocket guide examines what IT executives can do to stretch budget to maintain a useful and reliable network of IT services, and examine where new technologies, free software and licence renegotiation can make budgets work harder. Because all companies are different, the intention is not to recommend specific changes, but to raise the questions and possibilities that will provoke improvements.

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