Gartner Research

Mastering IT Budgeting and Financial Transparency Primer for 2016

Published: 13 January 2016

ID: G00293043

Analyst(s): Kurt Potter


To be successful with digital business transformation, CIOs and IT leaders must communicate the financial story of IT using mature budgeting practices enabled by actionable financial transparency. Combine transparency, innovation and business strategies to communicate the business value of IT.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • What budgeting practices, best practices and tendencies should I investigate to drive successful forecasting and estimating related to budgeting?
    • How do I employ better financial management and transparency to run the IT organization like a business?
    • How do I use better budgeting and financial transparency to increase my credibility, trust and stature with business stakeholders?
    • How do I use financial transparency practices and disciplines to enable IT and business outcomes?
    • How should my organization and I benchmark and measure IT performance, benefits, costs and value?
    • How do I change my approach to budgeting and financial transparency when creating or leading a shared-services organization?

Related Priorities

  • Suggested First Steps
  • Essential Reading
  • Tools and Toolkits

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