Too often, cost optimisation is a reaction to a challenge, not an embedded mindset. The cost challenge therefore moves from being an annual budget challenge to a continual ‘must’ for IT leaders, and a perennial challenge for CIOs – just as it is for any business leader.
A proactive, sustainable approach to IT cost optimisation requires three main elements: firstly, cost transparency, secondly, a practical and implementable approach to cost reduction and thirdly, the ability to manage IT as a value-driving entity.
Understand the three core elements of sustainable cost optimisation:
Cost Transparency: The Vital First Step
Cost Reduction: Top Down, Bottom Up Approach
Managing IT As A Value-Driving Entity
Includes: Cost case studies:
Global Consumer Products Company - Reduced IT costs by £30m per annum
Global Drinks Company – Reduced costs by over 10%
Global Energy Company - Saved €237m over three years