Handling Rough Economic Waters in IT

The most important consideration here is not just how to cut costs out of your team, which is usually a euphemism for getting rid of staff. Instead, the main goal should be how to understand business needs and priorities for the future. Should you keep the same model in place to deliver on those needs, or should you redesign your process to get the same result in a different way? What can make your budget go further and display more of a return on investment, either through more productivity or cutting costs elsewhere?

Heading for Stressful Times? Here’s How To Get Ahead of Them.

IDG picked up a piece by me on dealing with the current moment without cutting your staff to the bone. Now’s the time to figure out how to get more from all your tools, cut what you don’t need, and build platforms that work best for your environment, instead of depending on point solutions.