Gartner Research

How Utility CIOs Move From Cost Cutting to Enterprise Cost Optimization

Published: 17 June 2019

ID: G00388409

Analyst(s): Ethan Cohen


Moving from a mindset of cost cutting to cost optimization requires a better approach than simply deferring costs and shifting politics. Utility CIOs need a holistic, workable approach to cost management. Gartner recommends the three best practices described in this research.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Fine-Tune Operating and Cost Changes
  • Use IT to Take Costs Out of the Business
  • Use IT to Sustain Continuous Enterprise Cost Takeout and Cost Optimization

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