This is a practical and accessible guide that demonstrates how to intelligently and successfully reduce IT costs. Eliminating and driving down costs have long been second nature for many IT organizations. In challenging economic times, even further culling of IT costs is a requirement for the survival of many businesses. Whether in the midst of an economic downturn or upturn, effective cost management is critical as IT costs can be a significant proportion of businesses overheads and can even impact their competitive position in the marketplace. "A Practical Guide to Reducing IT Costs" provides a toolkit of innovative ideas to assess and reduce costs in an IT organization. It brings together practical advice based on interviews and comments from more than 60 CIO's and IT leaders, as well as a whole host of tried-and-tested ideas that, if implemented, will successfully reduce IT costs.