Gartner Research

IT Financial Management and the IT CFO Role

Published: 10 August 2011

ID: G00214880

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan


The need for IT financial management acumen has long been recognized. However, many organizations are still struggling with how to define and staff ITFM and the role it should play. This research examines the need for a dedicated IT finance function and the business value it can deliver.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • IT Financial Management Defined
  • IT Financial Acumen Is a Requisite for Success
  • Key Focus Areas for the IT Finance Function
  • IT Finance Reporting Structure (CFO Versus CIO)
  • Finance Versus IT Background
  • Challenges and Success Factors
  • Conclusion

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