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China Summary Translation: Synchronize Bimodal IT and Cost Optimization for the Best Outcomes

Published: 23 September 2015

ID: G00291327

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung, Biswajeet Mahapatra


Funding, uncertainties and risk are the main reasons why cost optimization techniques vary between Mode 1 and Mode 2. I&O leaders should follow a bimodal IT cost optimization strategy that enables them to clearly differentiate the kinds of projects and define methods to manage and monitor costs.

Table Of Contents



Synchronize Bimodal IT and Cost Optimization for the Best Outcomes

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Implement a Bimodal IT Cost Optimization Strategy Using the Gartner Cost Value Matrix
    • Mode 1 — Cost Optimization Strategy
    • Mode 2 — Cost Optimization Strategy
  • Implement a Cost-Efficiency Strategy to Drive Mode 1 Initiatives and a Capital Efficiency Strategy to Drive Mode 2 Initiatives
  • Increase the Maturity of IT Financial Management

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