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IT budgets

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January 31, 2011  8:09 AM

Budgeting for ‘IT’



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
CIO toolkit, IT budgets, IT leadership, language of business

We struggle with our IT budgets every year. As the year draws to a close, we try to estimate all that is in store for the next year and go about jotting it down. The problem is that the...

December 6, 2010  6:14 AM

The case for over capacity



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
infrastructure, IT budgets, over capacity, provisioning, sizing

Whenever I visited developed countries, I learned quite a few things about their general infrastructure. For instance, when I went to Switzerland a few years back, I found it very easy to travel by train from one city to another. We could board any train without a prior reservation. The trains ran...


September 27, 2010  6:29 AM

Software upgrade guidelines



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
IT budgets, software upgrade

We have witnessed rapid technology changes around us, along with an evolution of the software landscape. Today we run a host of application software packages ranging from office application packages on desktops/laptops to enterprise packages like ERP. Some of these are user oriented, while other...


September 20, 2010  7:33 AM

Guidelines for replacement of data center equipment



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
data center upgrades, IT budgets, IT equipment refresh, procurement

We have a lot of equipment in the data center—servers, storage boxes, SAN switches and network switches. Many of...


September 13, 2010  5:23 AM

Making the case for a laptop-desktop refresh cycle



Posted by: S R Balasubramanian
client refresh, IT budgets, procurement

Nowadays, all office employees are provided with a system—either a desktop or a laptop—to carry out their work. While such equipment is added whenever new employees join the organization, old systems are replaced with new ones (as and when they become due).  On this front, certain...


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