Topic: it cost analysis

Roadmap to IT Cost Reduction and Optimization

This white paper provides a primer on IT Cost Optimization – how to run IT like a lean, mean, fighting machine. It identifies areas to focus on, and the step by step process to follow for each. Excellent discussion for the CIO wants to get "the biggest bang for the IT buck!"

IT Cost Optimization Primer

This paper presents a high level overview of IT cost optimization for CIOs – cut costs without affecting innovation or business transformation. What is cost optimization? Why is it important? What is the key challenges in cost optimization? What are the key principles to achieve sustainable cost reduction? It also introduces a framework for IT Cost Optimization. A good place for the CIO to start their IT Cost Optimization journey.

IT Chargeback Case Study

This paper discusses the design, implementation of an activity-based cost management model, integrated with a service- level billing mechanism – including, electronic SLAs, IT service- level performance metrics, and sample Customer Feedback surveys.

IT Financial Management and Cost Recovery

This whitepaper discusses ways to gain insight into costs across portfolios, vendors and resources so an IT Organization can develop meaningful IT financial management and recovery processes to better align IT planning and budgetary decisions with business goals and simplify cost allocation to business units.<br />

Budget for an IT Strategy

This guide discusses Budgeting for an IT Strategy with a focus on calculating the true total cost of an initiative.

A Framework for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

This study uses a modified Delphi method as the basis for a quantitative decision making framework to calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of complex systems.

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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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