Gartner Research

IT Cost Optimization Should Be an Ongoing Discipline

Published: 21 August 2018

ID: G00359720

Analyst(s): Cesar Lozada, Jim McGittigan, Sanil Solanki


Many organizations attempt to optimize IT costs, but industry leaders treat cost optimization as an ongoing discipline, rather than a one-time exercise. CIOs who handle IT cost optimization as a reactive, one-time action fail to maximize cost optimization activities and opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Proactively Manage Cost Optimization as an Ongoing Discipline
  • Set Targets and Choose Initiatives for Cost Optimization Activities
  • Establish Cost Optimization Teams by Including Both IT Leaders and Business Unit Leaders

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