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Many enterprises have very lean IT departments to keep IT departmental budgets under control. Info-Tech recently surveyed 188 different enterprises about their IT cost management initiatives. This group included 29 enterprises from manufacturing. Use Info-Tech's analysis to guide future decisions concerning IT cost control or cost reduction plans.
Network and Telephony Wins the Contest
When it comes to deciding where to focus cost management efforts, the manufacturing industry shows a clear preference for:
- Network and telephony.
- Servers and storage.
- Discretionary and IT administrative spending.