Gartner Information Technology Research

China Summary Translation: '10 Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction'

Published: 12 February 2020

ID: G00466022

Analyst(s): Owen Chen, Chris Ganly


In an uncertain and pressurized economic environment, organizations often face the challenge of realizing immediate IT cost savings. When faced with the challenge, CIOs need to determine how to approach cost cutting in the least damaging way to the medium- and long-term health of the business.

Table Of Contents



10 Rules for Rapid IT Spend Reduction

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Establish the Cost Reduction Fundamentals
    • The Outcome/Need
    • Timing
    • The Approach
  • Apply the 10 Rules of Rapid IT Cost Reduction
  • Map and Communicate Your Plan to Eliminate, Reduce or Suspend
  • Define and Manage the Risks
    • Common Risks

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