Gartner Research

IT Spending

Published: 04 March 2019

ID: G00403144

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from twenty-nine members regarding IT spending and the models or criteria they are using to manage the IT budget. We begin this summary with an overview of members' organizations, including geographic distribution, annual revenue, and annual operating expenses. We then discuss IT spend, examining total cash out IT spend as well as IT costs without capital expenditures but with operations, amortization, and depreciation costs. Next, we dive deep on IT spending, examining how IT costs are funded, allocation of spend by asset, and the breakdown between run, grow, and transform initiatives. Last, we detail members' models for determining the breakdown of the IT budget, including how and why they choose different approaches.

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