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Introduction

Because IT is central to digital business, it is important to optimize IT costs, considering newer technologies and IT methods, and more evolved approaches to IT management and operations.

Highlights

  • IT must optimize its operations and costs.
  • The changed role of IT in organizations requires CIOs to revisit their cost-cutting strategies.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines multiple ways of optimizing costs in IT and in the business.
  • Identifies areas and strategies for cost-optimization initiatives.

Key questions answered

  • How can costs be optimized in the modern IT function?
  • What areas provide the best IT cost-optimization opportunities?
  • How can CIOs improve their spend and investment in IT for their organization?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises

Understanding the domain of IT

  • The role of IT in modern organizations defines the costs
  • Two major areas of cost-cutting in IT

Cost-cutting in IT operations

  • Operational areas for cutting costs in IT

Cost-cutting in IT business improvement areas

  • Cutting costs in development
  • Cutting investment costs
  • Benefits realization

Cost-cutting in the IT organization

  • Cutting organizational costs
  • Cutting IT management costs

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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