Cutting IT Costs is an authoritative, insider's perspective on trimming extraneous expenditures and making the most of the technology budget, particularly in these trying times. Featuring CTOs and CIOs representing some of the top companies in the nation, this book provides best practices for managing your IT portfolio, reducing resource and development expenses, and understanding cost drivers. Driven by the desire to help the business run more efficiently with top-notch IT systems but not break the bank with top-tier costs, these authors offer tips for effectively prioritizing spending, exploring cost-saving solutions, and reorganizing the IT infrastructure for optimal execution. From leveraging the latest technology innovations to streamlining business processes to choosing which expenses to reduce, these authors outline how to make a tangible impact on cost-cutting efforts by doing more with less. This book provides valuable insight for those looking to right-size the IT department by defining the roles of managers and employees in controlling IT costs and focusing on where pennies should and should not be pinched. Highlighting the importance of saving energy and striving towards corporate sustainability, these authors also demonstrate how going green can help conserve funds as well as the planet s resources. The different niches presented and the breadth of perspectives represented enable readers to get inside some of the leading cost-conscious technology minds of today, as these insiders offer up their thoughts around the keys to fashioning a financial plan sound enough to make it through the recession and beyond.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future.
1. Kevin Vasconi, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, R.L. Polk & Co. - "Beyond Just Cutting: Total Cost and Continuous Process Improvement Strategies"
2. Brian Mulford, Chief Product and Information Technology Officer, Regulus Group - "Implementing Real Cost Optimization Initiatives"
3. Mark Ohlund, Vice President, Technology Strategy, PLS Logistics Services - "Effective IT Cost Control in a Growing Company"
4. Douglas S. Patchin, Vice President, Information Technology and e-Business, Norwood Promotional Products - "Balancing Act: Collaborating Closely with the Business to Establish a Budget"
5. L. Clark Sandlin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Zyrka - "Right-Sizing IT to Withstand Any Economy"
6. Rick Proctor, Vice President, Information Technology, Thomas Nelson Inc. - "Controlling IT Costs by Investing in Technology"
7. George K. Chip Tsantes, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intersections Inc. - "Thriving in a Down Economy: Managing Costs"
8. Chuck Owlett, Chief Information Officer, Nortel Government Solutions Inc. - "Starting and Staying Cost-Conscious"
9. James M. Barbaglia, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Valley Baptist Health System - "Innovative Initiatives Underway for Curtailing IT Costs"
10. Bob Dunmire, Vice President, Technology, Global Contact Services - "Reducing IT Costs with Teamwork"
11. Craig Crosby, Director, Information Services, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP - "Strategies for Effective Cost Containment"
12. Mark J. Piwinsky, Professor; William S. Balint, Chief Information Officer, Indiana University of Pennsylvani