Gartner Research

Using Gartner's TCIO Model to Optimize Costs, 2016

Published: 26 February 2016

ID: G00299421

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz


Requiring only six readily available data inputs, Gartner's total cost of infrastructure and operations model helps I&O leaders optimize costs, develop business cases and make key budget decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Estimate Your I&O Costs by Using Gartner's TCIO Model
    • Putting I&O Into Financial Perspective
    • Data Center TCIO
    • Non-Data-Center TCIO
    • Putting It All Together: An Example
  • Adjust Your TCIO Estimate by Refining Assumptions and Parameters to Fit Your Particular Situation
  • Use TCIO to Identify Cost Optimization Opportunities, Support Development of the I&O Budget and Build Investment Business Cases
    • Identifying Cost Optimization Opportunities
    • Supporting the Development of the I&O Budget
    • Building Investment Business Cases

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