For example, if you are a department chair at a local school with a $500,000 IT budget this year, then you have to either spend it by the end of the year or lose it completely. Plus, the school district is likely to lower your budget for future years.
As a virtual CIO for your clients, you need to remind them to pay attention to the priorities in the budget and help them spend their money on the most important items. A detailed project plan can keep you in a job and keep your clients focused on where and how they should spend their IT budget.
For more on how to use a budget surplus well, read the full article (link above).
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