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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

IT Spending: Putting a Budget Surplus to Good Use

If you commonly work with government contracts, you probably know all about spending your IT budget quickly, but if you're used to working only with small businesses you may not be familiar with the challenge.

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).

Posted by Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit