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Why Aren't You Using ITAM to Achieve Total Cost Optimization?

Published: 04 June 2013

ID: G00249102

Analyst(s): Lars Mieritz , Stewart Buchanan


IT asset managers are uniquely positioned to achieve total cost optimization with their detailed overview of IT asset costs. Without this total cost of ownership, IT decision makers are more likely to make budgeting errors, miss savings targets and see higher overall costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Affected Budget-Holders and Engage Them in Total Cost Optimization
  • Analyze the Total Cost of Ownership to Optimize Cost and Risk
  • Plan Beyond Asset and Contract Life Cycles Covering the Complete Duration of the IT Service
  • Validate Total Cost of Ownership Projections Against Actual Expenditure and Business Value

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