Gartner Research

How to Eliminate Debt From Your IT Strategy

Published: 04 September 2015

ID: G00275867

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Dave Aron

Summary

IT strategies must be lean to successfully support critical business outcomes, especially as companies embrace the fast-paced digital economy. CIOs should identify, eliminate and prevent excessive strategy debt through a regular, focused review process.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Why Is Keeping Your IT Strategy Lean so Important?
  • Where Can You Find Debt in Your IT Strategy?
    • Demand-Side-Related Debt
    • Control-Side-Related Debt
    • Supply-Side-Related Debt
    • Risks-and Issues-Related Debt
  • When Do You Streamline Your IT strategy?

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.