Information technology has long been touted as a way for businesses to cut costs, improve access to information, and streamline processes. In truth, IT can do all of these things and more. However, IT can also drain your budget and become a management headache if it isn't implemented properly. There are right ways to cut IT costs and budget for your needs and wrong ways to cut IT costs. Below are several ways that any company, small or large, can optimize IT infrastructure to provide value. In fact, implementing these techniques could lower IT expenses by as much as 25%.