Gartner Research

Best Practices to Drive Cost and Value Optimization in IT Management

Published: 15 March 2016

ID: G00302427

Analyst(s): John P. Roberts


Effective management of the IT budget is an essential capability for all CIOs. This research provides an overview of best practices to maximize the IT organization's contributions to business success.

Table Of Contents


  • Use the Gartner Four-Phase Process to Manage Your IT Cost Optimization Program
    • Not All IT Cost Optimization Ideas Are Worth the Effort
  • Take a Holistic Approach to Shift Focus From Costs to Value
  • General Framework
    • IT Procurement
    • Cost Savings Within IT
    • Joint Business and IT Cost Savings
    • Business Cost Optimization

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