World-renowned author speaks out on an increasingly important issue for companies today - "Cost Containment". The author shows how technology and business can be blended to yield improved efficiency, competitiveness, and success within organizations. Acknowledgement of rift that has developed in many organizations between business-focused and IT-focused development and planning - and how to overcome it. The reader will learn how to do develop a partnership for efficiency and success. This is the "tell it like it is" book on cutting IT spending, outsourcing and using best practices to deal with IT - showing the reader how to have optimization from the "pied piper of data storage".