Monday, January 7, 2008

Case Study 5

10 good ways to use your remaining IT budget before the end of the year
By Rick Vanover

Do you have a small pocket of IT budget money that you may lose as the calendar year ends? Take a look at these 10 tips for ideas on how to use your remaining funds in ways you may not have thought of. You might be able to make small improvements with a broad reach for the coming year and beyond.

   1. Pay for obsolete equipment recycling
2. Replace UPS batteries or entire units
3. Purchase power management
4. Purchase support agreements for less
important titles
5. Purchase evaluation equipment or software
6. Get a few rolls of Velcro
7. Purchase small stopgap upgrades
8. Book training for the next year
9. Buy core spare parts
10. Replace any data center CRTs with LCDs