– Waste energy (means electricity rather than walking up and down stairs too much)
– Spend too much on mobile technology
– Don’t allow employees to work from home (saves money on office/parking space and heating/air conditioning. Employees save money on clothes, lunches, and transport; and they often enjoy work more, so they end up putting in extra hours that raise productivity.) company)
– Use consultants when the job could be done by staff
– Hire full-time employees when contractors would be more cost effective
– Make unnecessary upgrades
– Fail to upgrade old, inefficient equipment
– Overspend on hardware [Buying new hardware can save money, but not if you buy too much. Some companies are still not making best use of virtualization to cut capital and operating spending.]
– Waste money on travel expenses.
– Don’t use the training budget effectively
IT Budgets – how to waste money and get fired – TechRepublic
Also with thanks to Tatyana Kanzaveli – https://twitter.com/glfceo – which is where I first saw the post.