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W442: Top 5 Pitfalls of IT Budgeting

September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


Trapped in a cycle of painstakingly crafting your IT budget only to feel blindsided by your actual spend?

Between all the different vendor contract terms, pricing structures, support expiration dates, license renewals, hardware upgrades, infrastructure changes… it’s easy (and common!) to make at least a few missteps with your budget. Unfortunately, even small missteps can have significant impacts on your association’s bottom line.

In this session Optimal Networks will distill decades of experience with hundreds of organizations into actionable, digestible best practices for IT budgeting. Join us!


  • – Common IT budgeting pitfalls that lead to surprises.
  • – How to avoid these pitfalls.
  • – A tried-and-true approach to successful IT budget.

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Level Intermediate
NASBA (Field of Study) Information Technology
CAE (Subject Domain) Operations
Prerequisites and advance preparation needed 1 years operations experience. No advance preparation required
Reviewer Wade Tetsuka, CPA
CPE/CAE Credits 1.0
Cost Free
Delivery Group Internet Based

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Heinan Landa
Founder & CEO, Optimal Networks
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Manager of Consulting Services, Optimal Networks
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