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How CIOs Can Work Effectively With CFOs to Optimize Cost

Published: 25 June 2018

ID: G00362712

Analyst(s): Cesar Lozada , Jim McGittigan


To successfully fund innovation and digital business initiatives, CIOs should partner with CFOs to optimize enterprise IT and business costs. CIOs must first demonstrate they have effectively managed IT costs, and then partner with CFOs to leverage technology to optimize cost across the enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build Credibility by Running IT Like a Business Within a Business
    • Step 1: Optimize the Supply Side of the IT Budget
    • Step 2: Provide Visibility to Stakeholders to Optimize Demand
  • Leverage That Credibility to Partner With the CFO in Optimizing Beyond the IT Budget
    • Step 3: Work With the CFO to Optimize Enterprisewide IT Spending
    • Step 4: Leverage Technology Across the Enterprise to Optimize Business Cost

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