Tough economic times are upon us, and no one knows how long they may last. As usual, corporate managers will look to IT departments for cost savings. “Many clients can expect to receive mandates from senior executives to cut IT costs as part of an enterprise cost-cutting program,” IT advisory firm Gartner wrote recently.
Historically, IT managers opted to delay purchases for IT infrastructure, particularly hardware. That’s been a decent strategy since hardware costs have declined over time. Today, however, IT managers are looking for alternative strategies that don’t leave them with a huge backlog of hardware needs when the economy turns around.