Gartner Research

Education IT Cost Optimization 101

Published: 16 August 2016

ID: G00309798

Analyst(s): Barbara Gomolski, Terri-Lynn Thayer , Kelly Calhoun Williams


Increasing complexity and decentralization of IT spending in education are among the factors driving up the cost of IT. Education CIOs must be strategic in efforts to drive IT cost optimization in both academic and administrative contexts to survive the challenges facing today's institutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess and Address IT Cost Savings as a Discipline
  • Recognize the Reality of Shadow IT, and Engage Stakeholders to Create Value
  • Balance Discussions About Cost Optimization With Equal Emphasis on the Value Contribution of IT

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