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A CIO’s Guide to Divestments

Published: 24 July 2019

ID: G00383519

Analyst(s): Chris Ganly

Summary

CIOs must determine where they can optimize costs throughout and following the divestment process to make sure that transactions achieve goals. This note addresses how CIOs can ensure IT is duly considered and addressed, enabling continued business operations and the realization of divestment goals.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Understand the Divestment in Detail
  • Determine the IT Impact and Implications of the Divestment
    • Optimize Resupply
    • Optimize Disposal
    • Establish Transition Services Agreement
    • Optimize Remaining Cost Base
  • What Cost Optimization Opportunities Does the Divestment Enable?
    • Reductions and Eliminations
    • Optimize the New Cost Base
    • Digital Business Enablement
  • Nine Common Cost Optimization Challenges in Divestments

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