How To Cut Costs and Gain Efficiencies By Consolidating IT Vendors

At Leapfrog, nearly all of the business leaders we speak to are taking more control over their IT operations budget. We recently had a conversation with our chief technology officer, Emmett “Trey” Hawkins, about why U.S. companies are tightening their operations and how they can do it effectively. The reasons why can be summarized quickly. …

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The High Cost of IT Vendor Sprawl

If your company’s IT ecosystem has evolved piecemeal over the years, you’re not alone. Many companies integrate new vendors to satisfy the needs of the moment or take advantage of a good deal. Eventually, however, you end up with a complex patchwork of multiple vendors providing overlapping services. This diverse IT vendor landscape is not …

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From CAPEX to OPEX: Cloud Migration and Your 2023 IT Budget

Whether you want to or not, moving some computing to the cloud may be in your future for 2023. The technology hardware components that you bought three, four, and five years ago are aging out — they’re no longer reliable. You need to buy new ones, but supply chain volatility continues so servers and other …

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What’s Driving the 5 Key Differences for IT Budgeting in 2023 and How Are They All Connected?

No two years are exactly the same when it comes to IT budgeting, but the past several years have been more different than most. Simultaneous shortages, accelerations, and increased risk are forcing business leaders to rethink how they use and invest in technology. Technology was important before the pandemic, but now it’s center stage.  From …

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The 5-Step IT Budgeting Process

Developing an IT budget that hits the mark paves the way for a year of strategic wins. But how can your IT budget-planning process set you up for success? Most companies start annual IT budgeting by looking at last year’s budget and working from there. Although common, we’ve seen that’s not the best approach when …

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Run, Grow, and Transform IT Budgets for 2023

There are many approaches to IT budgeting, yet the Run, Grow, Transform (RGT) model remains a preferred classic for a good reason. Gartner developed it to help companies successfully plan and invest in IT and help CIOs decide how to allocate IT resources to support those investments.  It looks at your overall IT budget through …

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5 Reasons Why IT Operations Will Cost More in 2022

This coming year is unlike any other when it comes to IT budgeting. Not that any two years are identical, but IT budgets for 2022 will look decidedly different because of the pandemic. COVID-19 forced companies to change the way they do business and they used technology to do it. The rush to work from …

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5 Steps To Fund Digital Transformation By Redirecting Wasteful IT Spending

According to IDG’s most recent survey of IT decision makers, 93% of organizations have plans to pursue digital business transformation and 48% already have a digital-first approach. How are they working transformation into the budget? In part, by reallocating dollars from non-strategic IT or the day-to-day IT activities that are not business-specific, to strategic IT …

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