A methodology for strategic cost management.
CIOs face a dilemma: sophistication drives value but the resulting complexity can have the exact opposite effect. So, you must manage complexity and occasionally work to reduce it. This paper discusses how CIOs can reduce complexity in their IT Organization.
This comprehensive example demonstrates the process of conducting an IT Assessment and using it to drive a strategic plan for information technology (IT) that optimizes costs while driving the organization's business strategy. (150 pages)
This comprehensive report details the analysis and findings to reduce costs using IT strategy. An excellent example of IT Cost Optimization that a CIO can use as a template to tune their own IT Organizations and use IT to cut costs in the business. Excellent Read! (100 pages)
This case study demonstrates the detailed step-by-step process used by a professional services firm to optimize enterprise IT Operations. The approach is two pronged: 1) align operations with business objectives 2) optimize operations based upon a best practices framework. The outcome is efficient, and effective IT operations that provide the biggest bang for the IT buck! (200 pages)
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!"
This series of papers provides practical guidance on managing IT costs. CIOs strive for greater efficiency but not at the cost of effectiveness. So, how does one reduce costs while increasing performance, and innovation? Read this guide! (100 pages)
This presentation details a business focused cost optimization framework for the C-suite. CIOs can understand how business value drives cost management – cut fat, not muscle – and adapt this framework for their IT Organization. Excellent Read!
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.
This paper discusses information technology cost management (IT Cost Management) from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It discusses IT cost management frameworks, and their application in industry.