Gartner Research

Cost Optimization: Classify Costs to Achieve Sustainable Savings

Published: 26 January 2009

ID: G00164327

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan


Spending, cost and other financial terms are often used interchangeably. This frequently causes confusion, making it difficult to rule out false economies and quantify real savings. These guidelines can help IT decision makers achieve real and sustainable savings.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Define and Classify Savings
  • Coordinate and Organize Cost Optimization
  • Don't Chase Savings at Any Cost

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