Gartner Research

A CIO Guide for Unconventional IT Cost Reduction Under Financial Distress

Published: 29 March 2016

ID: G00302158

Analyst(s): Rich McAvey

Summary

Under extreme financial distress, CIOs must occasionally trade IT service quality and risk for essential cost savings. This research will guide CIOs on how to take an orderly approach to implementing unconventional IT cost reduction methodologies.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Validate That Conventional Cost Optimization Actions Are Complete
  • Develop a Framework for Classifying Unconventional Actions
  • Sample Listing of Unconventional IT Cost Reduction Methodologies
  • Develop an Emergency IT Cost Management Plan

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