Dwindling Budgets prompt IT Rationalization
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Dwindling Budgets Prompt IT Rationalization

Innovation - Dwindling Budgets Prompt IT Rationalization

With money tight, IT departments in all sorts of organizations are looking for efficiencies and making systematic efforts to reduce non-productive redundancies. In addition to saving money, a hoped for byproduct is that a successful rationalization exercise will also remove disincentives and barriers to shared services, find reasonable levels of sourcing, improve the interoperability of applications, and optimize the delivery of services. Sounds like a tall order… What does it take to get IT rationalization done the first time and then keep at it? Is this a fundamental change, or will things go back to business as usual, once the economy improves?

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Charlie McMahon, Vice President of IT and Chief Technology Officer, Tulane University

Charlie McMahon is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Tulane University. He previously served as the executive director of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) until 2009. He has served ... More   View all posts

Martin J. Gomberg, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, A&E Television Networks

Martin J. Gomberg is senior vice president and chief information officer with AETN where he has been for more than 15 years. Martin is very proud to be associated with such immediately recognizable brands as A&E and The History Channel ... More   View all posts
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