Topic: it cost drivers

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.

IT Cost Optimization

This paper presents a framework for cost optimization – reduce spend while maintaining high service and quality.

e-Book – A Framework for Cost Management

This e-book details a business driven framework for cost optimization. An excellent resource for the CIO to understand how to cut fat without touching muscle. MUST Read! (550+ pages)

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.

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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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