Topic: it cost accounting

IT Chargeback as a Tool for Business IT Alignment

This research analyzed IT chargeback in different organizations and reached the conclusion that IT chargeback approach could facilitate useful discussions between the IT unit and business units about business priorities and the value of IT services.

Business Decisions for IT

Are decisions about IT being made with business objectives in mind? The authors argue that financially sound decision-making along with financial transparency for both business and IT executives is no longer an option when cost containment and accountability are paramount.

The Business of IT

This chapter provides a roadmap to best practice IT financial management capability.

IT Chargeback in a Virtualized World

This presentation details the challenges in cost based or usage-based cost allocation and chargeback in virtualized environments and proposes a model to addresses them.

IT Service Cost Allocation

This presentation discusses internal service cost allocation -what is cost allocation? what are the objectives of cost allocation? how to perform cost allocation using a framework and process?

A Holistic Approach to Managing Budgets

 Cost management is still a top priority. However, making meaningful cost reduction without affecting performance is easier said than done. This article discusses "a structured and pragmatic approach to zero-basing can help achieve sustainable cost reduction while protecting key activities."

Cost Estimating Guide

This cost estimating guide provides a framework, based upon best practices, that can be modified to develop, evaluate and manager IT investments’ cost estimates.

The IT Cost Reduction Playbook

This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements"

Editor's Picks

Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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