Eight Ways to Avoid Explosive Rises in IT Costs

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ITAM professionals need to be audit-ready. A Gartner survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2012 found that 63 percent of the respondents had been audited at least once in the prior 12 months. Inquiries from Gartner clients also indicate that audits are growing more intense, are being demanded by both Tier 2 and Tier 1 vendors, and are harder to defend against.

IT asset cost optimization is a growing concern for IT asset management (ITAM) and IT procurement professionals. Gartner's 2013 CIO Survey shows that CIOs continue to include "reducing the cost of IT" among their top three business priorities. At the same time, ITAM and IT procurement executives face eight disruptive forces that, if not managed proactively, could lead to sudden increases in IT asset costs.

This slideshow features the disruptive forces that could have a significant impact on ITAM and IT procurement professionals, together with advice on how to contain or mitigate them from Alexa Bona, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.


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