It's Q4, and you know what that means: budgeting season is upon us. If you're stuck staring at a blank spreadsheet, consider these
ten IT budgeting recommendations from tech journalist Jack Wallen:
- Extra licensing fees - Be ready for new hires as soon as you onboard them.
- Emergency hardware replacement - Even the best-maintained equipment fails sometimes.
- Mobile technology - It's only becoming more important.
- Upgrades - Prevent security holes and ensure you have all the functionality you need.
- IT staffing/support - When your business grows, your infrastructure has to keep up.
- Cloud services - More and more key services are migrating to the cloud.
- Software - Make sure you have what you need to boost productivity and security.
- Training - It can be the difference between having a security breach or preventing one.
- Data pipe - Any business that relies on Internet connectivity needs to ensure it has enough bandwidth — and a secondary connection if the
first one fails.
- Backup solution - If disaster strikes, you need to be able to recover your applications and data somehow.