Saving money while continuing to advance in the world of technology is not always an easy task. With technology constantly advancing it can be a hard thing to find ways to cut corners on a budget, but Benjamin Roussey has some suggestions. Moving a significant portion of a system to an open source as opposed to paid software. Roussey provides step-by-step information on how to create and open system:
- Analyze open source alternatives for expensive paid software being used.
- Come up with a comprehensive migration strategy for specific software.
- Do a risk assessment for the migrations and proceed accordingly.
Another option Roussey suggests is to switch to virtualized servers, and to eliminate in-organization servers all together. They take up space in the office and in the budget.
Repurposing resources is another effective method to cutting costs. For example, selling old or outdated machines on Ebay or using old desktops for a Linux cluster. Making money or the most out of a machine no longer in use is always a good way to be resourceful.
Prioritizing your company’s budget is also a good way to save money. Spending money on what is important and sticking to a strict budget will be key in saving money.
Other ways to save include:
- Tap cloud-based software
- Implement outsourcing to data centers
- Embracing green technology such as cooling technology in data centers
- Migrating to thin client technology where possible
- Reexamine mobile reimbursement policies
- Make budget individual in order to understand what the needs are department by department
Finding ways to save money anywhere can be instrumental in the success of a business or organization. People are often criticized for being too cheap, but at the end of the day being cheap can save and earn you a lot of money, especially in business.