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Gartner's Decision Framework for Prioritizing Cost Optimization Initiatives

Published: 23 October 2017

ID: G00341330

Analyst(s): Sanil Solanki , Cesar Lozada


CIOs can improve the outcome of cost optimization initiatives by expanding their analysis of proposed ideas. Use Gartner's decision framework to evaluate cost optimization initiatives on elements such as impact on the business, risk and the level of investment required.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Initiatives Based on a Systematic Approach That Weighs Several Factors
    • Using the Decision Framework
  • Determine the Level of Effort That Business Leadership Will Commit to Support Identified Cost Optimization Initiatives
  • Conclusion

Case Study

  • Cost Optimization via Portfolio Rationalization

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