IT costs are often a mix of equipment refresh cycles, convoluted software licenses, and often confusing IT service provider proposals. Add into the mix, cloud computing and managed service providers and how do you even start to develop an IT budget?
This webinar from February 27th, 2014, provides an overview of an Excel-based IT budgeting approach that enables organizations to take a more proactive approach to managing their IT investment.
Key Takeaways & Insights:
o How to develop a detailed IT Budget based on types, categories, and classes of IT spend
o How a detailed IT budget can supports better cash flow and financial management
o How to segregate mandatory from discretionary IT spend for organizational agility
o Understand IT hardware lifecycle risk and refresh cycle impacts
o Understand common software licensing models and cost model impacts
o Look at managed service providers and cloud computing and their impact to the budget
o Switching the IT paradigm from cost to investment and tying to organizational strategy
Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a CPA consultancy focused on organizational development and advisory services for the middle market and nonprofits. An active CPA, Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Donny is a recognized national expert in IT management and international author/speaker on business intelligence initiatives.
Donny helps many nonprofits by bridging accounting and IT to strengthen organizational governance and risk management, improve business processes through technology, and increase the effectiveness of decision through business intelligence and evidence-based management.
In addition to being a frequent speaker for the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN), Donny is the chairman of the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA’s) Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee and a former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee.
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