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Using Gartner's IT Market Clock to Build a Business Case for Divestment

Published: 17 June 2010

ID: G00201483

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski


One of the most critical decisions in IT divestment is timing. We describe how Gartner's IT Market Clock can be used in determining the best timing for divesting IT assets.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • The Price of Delay
  • Understanding When to Divest
  • Building a Framework for IT Divestment Decisions
    • Direct Switching Costs
    • Costs of Lost Use
    • Costs of Implementation Complexity
  • Applying the Framework
  • Gartner's IT Market Clock
  • Using the IT Market Clock to Assess Direct Switching Costs
  • Assessing the Costs of Lost Use
  • Evaluating the Costs of Complexity
  • Building an IT Divestment Business Case

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