In an economy like this, everyone's looking at ways to keep costs under control. John Halamka blogs about how he manages budgets (and finds places to cut) at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His many suggestions are targeted toward IT departments, but the advice can certainly be applied to other fields as well.

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