Spending wisely is one
I have worked in many places where they cheap out in the WRONG area's of IT.
network backbones.... ahh SOHO kit will be fine.
Executive PC's have to be top notch !
We can use $open_source_solution for this ! Oh it's free ! never mind the hundreds of man hours needed to tweak, and configure it, and keep it running.
Windows OEM licenses vs proper transferable ones.
Cheaping on the mission critical server, but insisting on a top notch box for the CEO to store his pics on.
They are just a few that spring to mind.