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[TechRepublic] Five ways to control IT MOOSE spending; Google, Yahoo under investigation

June 18, 2009

Five ways to control IT MOOSE spending

Sanity Savers for IT ExecutivesHow do you judge whether you're using your IT budget in the most efficient way? Forrester Research suggests that you control your IT MOOSE spending. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives introduces MOOSE costs and explains how to keep them under control.

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