Is your IT investment right? How can you understand what to spend and what to cut?

You may be noticing a theme here, and everywhere you look today – recession and its impacts on world-wide cost cutting initiatives.  IMF members are no more immune to cost cutting than anyone else.  For many companies, the first question when considering cost-cutting initiatives is, “Where do we stand now, and how much should we plan to cut?  Often, the decision is made at the senior executive level, and IT is asked to carry their […]

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Recessionary Impacts on Vendor Relations: Proceed with Caution When New Billing Models are Proposed

A member recently came to me with an interesting situation – their mainframe software vendor was pitching a new licensing model based on users or tasks instead of the traditional MIPS model.  They were wondering how other companies had been impacted by this approach (if at all), and how their company should approach negotiations with the vendor for upcoming license renewals.  Many companies are in precisely the same situation regarding their mainframe licenses.  This situation […]

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