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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.


  • 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


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • 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


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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