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How to Create an I&O Cost Optimization Process and Improve Financial Performance

Published: 01 February 2012

ID: G00227710

Analyst(s): John Rivard


Despite managing more than half of IT spending, I&O organizations' financial management skills and processes are often insufficient. Use this approach to establish, sustain and enhance an I&O cost optimization process, improve financial performance and strengthen I&O business skills.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Establish I&O Cost Optimization
    • Develop a Single Action List
    • Minimize Fields
    • Focus Priorities
    • Assign Accountability
    • Set Target Dates
  • Example
  • Sustain I&O Cost Optimization
    • Capture and Communicate Results
    • Foster Awareness
    • Celebrate Success
  • Tune I&O Cost Optimization
    • Update the Inventory
    • Refine the Process
  • Bottom Line

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