Look into free or cheap open source software alternatives to replace proprietary software packages. Often, people have professional level, expensive products like Photoshop when they could get by with a cheaper desktop or web-based alternative.
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Although there have been many great suggestions on moving to "open source" software, I'm going to make a slightly different pitch: that the government should create a pilot program to reduce the amount spent on costly licenses and reinvest that money in freely licensed software products that answer government needs but also may be applicable to the private sector. This isn't an appeal for a movement to "open source"... more »