Gartner Research

Application Portfolio Management and Total Cost of Ownership Approaches to Business Unit IT Strategies

Published: 04 April 2016

ID: G00299764

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte


Procuring devices, software and services is the easy part of the asset life cycle — most of the cost and management overheads occur after initial procurement. BU managers need to adopt appropriate governance and management processes to maximize value and minimize operational cost and risk in BU IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Define and Implement Appropriate Management, Measurement and Governance Structures and Processes for BU IT
  • Apply Suitable Management Processes to Devices, Software and Services Acquired Directly by the Business Unit Using BU Budget
  • Manage Relationships With Central IT Organizations to Encompass Both Short-Term Tactical Issues and Longer-Term Strategic Plans
  • Bottom Line

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