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China Summary Translation: 'The Gartner Top 10 Recommended IT Cost Optimization Ideas, 2016'

Published: 25 March 2016

ID: G00302739

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan , Owen Chen


Gartner has advised hundreds of organizations on IT cost optimization during the past several years. Here, we highlight 10 ideas we most frequently recommend to CIOs and IT leaders.

Table Of Contents



The Gartner Top 10 Recommended IT Cost Optimization Ideas, 2016

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations



  • No. 1: Create a Shared-Service Organization for Some or All IT Services
  • No. 2: Centralize, Consolidate, Modernize, Integrate and Standardize Technologies
  • No. 3: Leverage Cloud Services
  • No. 4: Increase IT Financial Transparency to Better Manage Both Supply and Demand
  • No. 5: Utilize Zero-Based Budgeting on the Right Cost Categories
  • No. 6: Rationalize and Standardize Applications
  • No. 7: Optimize Software Licensing Management and ITAM Capabilities
  • No. 8: Improve Procurement and Sourcing Capabilities
  • No. 9: Invest in Mode 2 Capabilities Such as Agile and DevOps
  • No. 10: Re-examine How End-User Computing Is Delivered

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