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IT Metrics: A Critical Evaluation of Decentralized IT Spending and Digital Enterprise Readiness

Published: 25 June 2013

ID: G00252797

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan , Kurt Potter


Decentralized IT spending has existed for decades in all industries and all large enterprises. Forward-thinking CIOs should now consider a periodic review of this spending mandatory to discover cost risks, opportunities and benefits.

Table Of Contents


  • Facts About the Tendency for Decentralized IT Spending
  • Facts About the Level of Decentralized IT Spending
  • The Biggest Consumers of Decentralized IT Spending
  • Decentralized IT Spending Is Often Organic, and Centralized IT Spending Is Inorganic
  • Options for Centralization of IT Services

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