The Gartner Top 10 Recommended IT Cost Optimization Ideas, 2016

Archived Published: 29 February 2016 ID: G00301094

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Gartner has advised hundreds of organizations on IT cost optimization during the past several years. Here, we highlight 10 ideas we most frequently recommend to CIOs and IT leaders.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • No. 1: Create a Shared-Service Organization for Some or All IT Services
    • No. 2: Centralize, Consolidate, Modernize, Integrate and Standardize Technologies
    • No. 3: Leverage Cloud Services
    • No. 4: Increase IT Financial Transparency to Better Manage Both Supply and Demand
    • No. 5: Utilize Zero-Based Budgeting on the Right Cost Categories
    • No. 6: Rationalize and Standardize Applications
    • No. 7: Optimize Software Licensing Management and ITAM Capabilities
    • No. 8: Improve Procurement and Sourcing Capabilities
    • No. 9: Invest in Mode 2 Capabilities Such as Agile and DevOps
    • No. 10: Re-examine How End-User Computing Is Delivered
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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