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Use EA Business-Outcome-Driven Analysis to Optimize IT Costs Without Losing Key Capabilities and Services

Published: 19 February 2013

ID: G00248510

Analyst(s): R. Bittler


Economic uncertainty will continue to pressure organizations to reduce IT costs, but boards and CEOs will still demand profitable revenue growth. Enterprise architects tasked with IT cost optimization must take a surgical approach to avoid destroying critical capabilities needed for growth.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Determine How the Enterprise's Technology Expenditures Support Business Strategies
  • Identify the Funding Sources and Uses of the Technology Expenditures to Be Optimized
  • Present Your Cost Optimization Opportunities in Terms of the Stakeholder Benefits

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