CIOs must establish a culture of proactive IT cost optimization to strengthen their position with their CEO and stakeholders.
“We need to reduce the IT budget” is a sentence that CIOs despise, but hear too often. When they try to defend the cost in front of the CEO and other non-IT executives, all they see is blank expressions, followed by the request to “just make it happen” and ensure that all services are nevertheless running smoothly.
To effectively communicate their IT cost optimization vision and strategy to non-IT decision makers, CIOs must showcase that they have evidence of a proactive strategy of continued cost optimization. This can be done in several steps and should be adapted accordingly with business and stakeholder priorities.
Below are four easy steps to get started on cost optimization within your organization.