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Leading Enterprise Architects Use Economic Concepts to Guide Cost Optimization Efforts and Deliverables

Published: 25 October 2017

ID: G00344230

Analyst(s): Betsy Burton , Saul Brand


Behind every cost-saving idea lies a broader economic concept that can be applied as a strategy. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders who base deliverables on economic concepts will increase the impact of cost optimization efforts and deliver targeted business outcomes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Definitions of Economics, Leading Indicators and Lagging Indicators
    • Economics
    • Leading Indicators
    • Lagging Indicators


  • Use the Seven Economic Concepts as Leading Indicators for Cost Optimization Success
    • 1. Behavioral Economics: Budget Appeasement and Economic Gaming
    • 2. Best Practices, Methodologies and Frameworks
    • 3. Supply and Demand Refinement
    • 4. Portfolios and Prioritization
    • 5. Vertical and Horizontal Integration
    • 6. Complexity and Simplification
    • 7. Strategic and Aspirational Economics
  • Use Economic Concepts to Drive Cost Optimization Strategy Creation and Implementation

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