Gartner Research

Align IT Budgeting With the Enterprise Strategic Planning Process to Drive More Value

Published: 12 March 2014

ID: G00262198

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan, Barbara Gomolski

Summary

Often, the IT budgeting process is a detailed, line-item-driven exercise that fails to align with enterprise objectives. CIOs and IT leaders can increase the value that IT delivers by integrating the IT budgeting process with the enterprise strategic planning process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Ensure That Enterprise Strategic Planning Drives the IT Budgeting Process
  • Do Not Focus Solely on Line Item Details in Your IT Budgeting Process
  • Build a Detailed, Fact-Based IT Budget, but Allow for Flexibility
  • Leverage a Solid Business Case Process, Not Focus on Capex vs. Opex

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