Real SMB IT: Operational Vs. Strategic Costs

February 25, 2009

Business of all sizes ond types are looking at reducing costs.

For small / medium business managers, Reducing the cost of IT can, and should be part of this.

Operational Vs. Strategic

But in reducing IT spending, determine if the cut is an operational issue that can be deferred, or a strategic issue that should be maintained.

Put simply – if it is money that affects generating revenue, it is strategic and should be left alone. If it is something that could *improve* revenue generation, go for it.

Upgrading technology can be defferred

Look at investing in retiring that little used application – the cost may be more than the benefit it provides.

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