Managing your cost base is fundamental to managing through the downturn. In the majority of organizations, information technology is a significant cost. As companies look to achieve significant, rapid reductions, the IT function is coming under increasing pressure to:
Reduce its operational costs
Reduce discretionary spend
Provide the tools and infrastructure to help the business do more with less
Tangible benefits need to be delivered quickly. But any short-term cost savings need to be produced without compromising long-term flexibility and in a way that does not result in costs growing back in the future.