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How ‘vendor bias’ is killing your IT budget

If you’re in IT, the problem is all around you. And it’s so much a part of the air you breathe that you may not even notice it.
A lot of money is getting wasted — as much 30 to 50% of your IT infrastructure budget. But this waste isn’t caused by people throwing money around on purpose. Instead, the blame lies with an outdated way of thinking. But now the pressure is on. Competition is coming from the cloud, and budgets are examined closely.

It’s time to fix the bloat. First, look out for these common mistakes. Then get control of your IT infrastructure.

1. Stop buying more infrastructure than you’ll ever need.
Chances are, your data center is “overprovisioned,” the term experts use for having more firepower than you’ll ever need.