Topic: it cost cutting ideas

Rethinking IT Cost Management Strategies

Arguing that IT organization has no room to be squeezed more, the authors make the case for supply management as an effective way to optimize IT’s costs

Effective IT Cost Management

This whitepaper discusses using enterprise architecture as a tool for information technology (IT) cost management.

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.

Use IT to Reduce Business Costs

The IT function should be at the heart of an organization’s efforts to reduce the cost of conducting business. Here’s what CIOs and other business leaders should focus on.

The IT Cost Reduction Playbook

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

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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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