Gartner Research

Finding and Prioritizing New I&O Cost Reduction Opportunities

Published: 18 March 2016

ID: G00301385

Analyst(s): Jay E. Pultz


Reducing infrastructure and operations "run" expenses is IT's most effective option to free up funds for growth and transform initiatives such as digital business. We provide a systematic approach to I&O cost reduction.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • First, Focus IT Cost Reduction on I&O Run Costs
    • Follow the Money: Determine Where the Most Funds Are Being Spent on I&O
  • Utilize Gartner's TCIO Model
  • To Determine Cost Savings Opportunities, Apply These Three Fundamental Economic Principles
  • Select and Prioritize Cost reduction Projects by Assessing Each Project's Impact on Customers, Organization, Technical Risk, Investment Level and Payback

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