Spending Smarter: Rebalancing IT Budget
How can a CIO create value when most of the budget is spent "keeping the lights on"? Is there a way out of this dilemma? Read On...
When current infrastructure and maintenance costs commandeer most of the budget, how can IT executives change the equation? By reining in day-to-day technology costs, companies can ultimately spend more on the technology that will set them apart.
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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 ... A very good case study on running it like a business, aligning business with IT and defending the IT budget on value not cost! Ideally, budgeting is part of an integrated performance management process and framework which is driven by value based metrics and shareholder value metrics. However, implementing these processes proves difficult for even the most accomplished orga...
This whitepaper introduces performance budgeting and describes how to apply the "the methodologies, metrics, process, and systems used to monitor and manage the enterprise’s business performance.” Good introduction to PBB but it lacks depth. This IT Cost optimization guide provides ideas to achieve "Rapid, Radical & Sustainable IT Cost Improvements" 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.
Posted on 05/20/2009 by