Peer to Peer

June 2009

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the quarterly magazine of ILTA 57 Peer to Peer T oday, it departments are facing sustained organizational pressure to maintain cost effectiveness and reduce expenses whenever possible. of course, the pressure on it is always to do more with less, but this pressure is being compounded by actual reductions in it budgets. as organizations of every size and in nearly every industry seek to level costs and balance the "must haves" versus the "nice to haves," nearly all it expenditures are undergoing serious evaluation. As organizations seek to reduce IT costs, some key factors being considered include: Proactive it cost reduction programs • negative financial or industry performance • budget reductions • General economic conditions • A SaaSy New View Rather than simply accepting IT budget cuts, an organization can demonstrate how IT can be used to reduce costs, how IT governance can avoid costly redundancies and how the IT organization can improve the overall business. Next-generation tools such as Software as a Service (SaaS) are allowing IT to by Brett Tarr A New View of IT Cost Cutting: Software as a Service

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