Local Briefings

Cost Optimization: Where is Your Organization on this Journey?

About this Event

Please join us at a Gartner Local Briefing-your complimentary window into the world of IT.

This exclusive, half-day presentation will be given by Jim McGittigan, Gartner Research Director.

Whether or not you are a Gartner client, a Local Briefing is the perfect venue for gaining the understanding you need efficiently and without a large time commitment.

Hosted by local Gartner representatives, this Local Briefing will also provide you the opportunity to network with other professionals in similar roles and who are tackling similar initiatives and issues.

Come join us. We look forward to seeing you!


16 August 2012  | UNITED STATES

Gartner Analysts

Jim McGittigan

Jim McGittigan

Research Director


Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
700 Cool Springs Boulevard Franklin, TN 37067


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.


8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Cost Optimization: It's More than Just Cost Cutting

Jim McGittigan

Cost Optimization continues to be a high priority issue with almost all CIO's especially as the global economy continues to struggle. This session will focus on identification of strategic and tactical cost optimization opportunities, opportunity prioritization and the evolution of IT cost optimization. <p> In this interactive workshop, Research Director, Jim McGittigan will review the Gartner Framework for cost optimization focusing on three main areas: <p> Round 1: Cost cutting, cost optimization, doing more with less <p> Round 2: IT Cost transparency, strategic shifts and doing less with less <p> Round 3: The New Economic Rules of IT Spending and Staffing </ul>

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cost Optimization: It's More than Just Cost Cutting

Jim McGittigan

Breaking into small groups, an exercise to identify next steps will be held so that you can leave with actionable information. </ul>

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.


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