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Vol. 4 No. 3 May 2005

Build a winning storage budget

This article first appeared in "Storage" magazine in the May issue. For more articles of this type, please visit www.storagemagazine.com. What you will learn from this tip: Building a storage budget -- and getting it approved -- is an annual uphill battle. By taking a business-plan approach to the process, you'll have a better chance of getting a green light. To a beleaguered storage manager, it may seem like the CIO and CFO are working as a tag team to "Just say no" to storage budget proposals that call for an increase over last year's budget. So how can a storage director make a sustainable and substantiated case for the expenditures required to manage and protect one of the organization's most valuable assets, its data? By using facts, financials and fear, an organizationally aware and prepared storage director can present the CFO with a budget proposal that's based on familiar business terms, contains options for discretionary funding and focuses on tangible services provided to clients. Talking tech to a CFO could spell ...

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Features in this issue

  • Real-World DR

    by  Marc Staimer

    Storage administrators often ask what their peers are doing to solve DR problems. However, information of this type is usually difficult to make public. These case studies have a central theme: Increasing data levels and stricter compliance regulations are forcing companies to look to newer technologies to solve their growing DR and backup pains.

  • Build a winning storage budget

    by  Dick Benton

    This tip offers advice on taking a business-plan approach to the process of building a storage budget.

  • Virtualization at your service

    New twist on virtualization

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