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A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs by Dan Cassidy, Anita Cassidy

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TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Spend not, where you may save; spare not, where you must spend.

—Proverb

The IT infrastructure is complex, but it is also the largest area for potential cost reductions. Managing infrastructure costs and deciding where to cut is not always apparent as the long-term impact of particular cost savings actions are not always obvious. You need to consider many factors prior to making any infrastructure cuts. This chapter presents cost reduction strategies and tactics in the following infrastructure areas and shown in Figure 5-1:

  • Preparing for infrastructure reductions

  • Overall infrastructure strategies

  • Data network

  • Voice ...

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