Cost containment is the top priority for IT shops in 2009. Yet a majority of IT professionals and business leaders expect IT to increase spending on innovation this year. While IT keeps core services running— driving revenue-generating processes, employee productivity, and corporate security—business leaders are also expecting them to deliver more strategic contribution than ever before.
This year, IT needs to rethink "cost cutting". It's no longer about freezing spending and chopping headcount. IT must look to new ways of working, to investing in new solutions that reduce costs and free up resources for strategic initiatives. This means looking beyond the traditional "Big-4" solution vendors and evaluating emerging solutions that are taking the lead in innovation and value.
Building on Gartner's top 20 cost cutting strategies, this white paper describes ten strategies that enable FireScope customers to recovered over three times their investment and reduced costs by $500,000 in 2009.