A no-nonsense, step-by-step guide to the areas of finance as they relate to IT. Assuming no prior knowledge of finance, this guide teaches how to construct a financial case for IT projects and covers other areas such as methods of financing, current legislation, cost/benefit analysis, budgeting, costing and pricing. It is designed for both business and non-commercial organisations, and is ideal for managers, practitioners, buyers, sellers and consultants. This highly accessible guide fills the twilight zone between IT and Finance. Finance is fundamental to the IT world, as it is to most other aspects of life, both business and non-commercial. However, many employees lack knowledge of the particular financial principles on which decisions about IT should be based - decisions that often have serious financial implications for their organisations. Assuming no prior knowledge and with many practical examples, Finance for IT Decision Makers covers, step-by-step those aspects of finance relevant to IT professionals. It is ideal for IT decision makers - managers, practitioners, buyers, sellers, consultants and project managers - who wish to conquer their fear of finance or refresh existing knowledge.