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Minimize IT Financing Risk and Exploit Cost Optimization Opportunities Through Gartner's IT Financing Framework

Published: 12 August 2015

ID: G00278793

Analyst(s): Rob Schafer, Jo Ann Rosenberger

Summary

IT procurement managers struggle to reduce the risks and costs of financing IT assets while maintaining the flexibility IT and the business demand. Use this research in collaboration with IT finance to synchronize your assets' useful, financial and economic lives and identify lowest-risk financing.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Engage With IT and Corporate Finance to Apply Accounting Policies and Financial Frameworks When Evaluating Financing Alternatives
    • Useful Life
    • Financial Life
    • Economic Life
  • Synchronize the Lives of Your IT Assets to Minimize Future Financing Risk
  • Ensure Your IT Leases Meet FASB, IASB and Other Applicable Guidelines, as Well as Your Corporate Finance Policies

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