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It’s that time of year again, when many organizations begin planning their annual IT budgets.  At PEI; we understand the stress and importance of your yearly IT budget. More importantly, we understand technology and how to keep your organization from falling into any technology debt.

As a new year approaches, numerous questions are on the minds of IT teams, including:

  1. Which projects will be funded, which will be shelved?
  2. With advances in technology in the last 16 months, which projects are mission critical to the success of your organization?
  3. Will there be haggling over OpEx and CapEx lines from years past?
  4. Will a “new age” budget meet objectives while keeping the CFO happy?
  5. What are the ROI requirements and investment horizon for new IT projects?
  6. Is a portion of your IT budget being committed by other departments in your organization?

PEI can assist your organization in answering these questions and will work with you to determine the most critical projects for the coming year.

2015 brings several mega technology trends front and center. Make sure your organization is aware of these fundamental shifts in the workplace and prepare your budget to address these trends.

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Here are a few examples of projects organizations are looking at next year:

  • Cloud Migration & Planning
  • VoIP
  • Advanced Virtualization
  • Managed Services
  • Migrating Microsoft Stacks to newest version
  • Upgrading Unified Communication Abilities
  • Network Refresh
  • Storage Enhancements
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Wireless Networking
  • System Management
  • and more

Interested in Discussing your IT Budget? Find Out How PEI Can Help Your Firm!  CONTACT PEI

These mega technology trends have IT departments worried. DO NOT PANIC! PEI has already helped many organizations build their technology roadmap for 2015.

If you are interested in a 2015 IT Budget strategy session with PEI, contact us at 303-786-7474 or email

PEI is happy to do an assessment of your environment and help plan and architect a custom solution for your organization.

Additional Resources:

NetworkWorld’s “Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise”

Gartner’s “IT Metics”