Gartner Research

Higher Education CIOs Must Establish a Culture of Proactive Cost Optimization

Published: 18 June 2019

ID: G00403484

Analyst(s): Joseph Provenza, Terri-Lynn Thayer

Summary

Pressure on higher education’s business model has resulted in cost optimization efforts in many institutions. Even with conflicting priorities, internal politics and decentralized IT, CIOs must be proactive and transparent in their approach and extend their influence into business cost optimization.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Establish a Culture of Proactive Cost Optimization
  • Recognize the Reality of Shadow IT, and Engage Stakeholders to Create Value
  • Balance Discussions About Cost Optimization With Equal Emphasis on IT Value

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.