Gartner Research

IT Budgeting: Fundamentals

Published: 15 June 2011

ID: G00213992

Analyst(s): Michael Smith


The development, presentation and management of the IT budget are perhaps the most fundamental tasks of IT management. In this research, we will define the key elements of the IT budget and describe best practices for preparing the IT budget for approval.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Key IT Budgeting Definitions
  • Developing an Operating and Capital Budget
  • Presenting the Budget in Business Terms
  • Communicating the Approved Budget to Primary Stakeholders
  • Conclusion

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