20 IT gotchas: how to avoid these common big blunders

Beware these all-too-frequent IT mistakes before they derail your career

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20. Focusing on cost rather than value

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It started with TCO and got worse from there: Locking down PCs, eliminating training, insisting on "plain vanilla" software implementations -- these are the easy ways to cut spending. Never mind that locking down PCs stifles innovation, that eliminating training makes employees less productive, that plain-vanilla implementations make business processes less effective. The company saved a few bucks on the IT budget, so it's all good.

Cutting IT spending to reduce the company budget is like cooling a room by blowing cold air at the thermostat: Everyone swelters, but because the only thermometer in the room is on the thermostat, the metrics improve. Instead, focus on what your company gets for what you spend on IT.

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