Gartner Research

How Best to Reduce I&O Costs in Midsize Enterprises

Published: 27 October 2014

ID: G00270371

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz


Infrastructure and operations costs represent nearly 70% of the IT budget and offer the greatest opportunity for midmarket IT leaders to achieve savings. As midsize enterprises look to IT to drive growth and innovation, IT leaders must reduce the dollars allocated merely to "keeping the lights on."

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • As an I&O Leader, Champion Cost Optimization
  • Model Your I&O Environment Using TCO
  • Estimate TCO for Each I&O Domain, Breaking Down Domain Costs as Necessary
  • Explore Cost-Saving Opportunities Within and Across I&O Domains
  • Prioritize Targets

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