Gartner Research

The Four Levels of Cost Optimization

Published: 20 January 2009

ID: G00164219

Analyst(s): Mark Raskino , Kurt Potter , Barbara Gomolski


IT leaders should use Gartner's Four Levels of Cost Optimization framework as a planning and communication structure to deliver an intelligent balance of strategic and tactical IT cost control.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Definitions for the Cost Optimization Levels
  • Cost Optimization "Foundation" Research Underpins the Framework
    • Use the Gartner Framework for Cost Optimization for Internal Planning
    • Cost Optimization Versus Cost Cutting

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