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It's the Economy, Dummkopf

Anyone with a 401(k), a TV set or an ounce of sense knows our economy is in deep fill-in-the-blank-with-the-expletive-of-your-choice. IT has been through bad times before -- jobs were lost, budgets were slashed and cool technologies were never adopted.

This one could be even worse. And preparations, if not already underway, should be made soon. Smart IT folks like yourselves are proactive, finding ways to cut spending before bosses decide your salary is a great place to start. Upgrades may be downgraded, servers virtualized so they do more, little-used apps decommissioned, and perhaps cloud services eyed as replacements for expensive server-bound programs.

What are you doing now, and what will you do in the near and perhaps grim future? Inquiring minds want to know at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 05, 2008 at 11:52 AM