Eight Ways to Avoid Explosive Rises in IT Costs

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IT procurement managers are still finding it difficult to reduce software costs in virtualized environments, and IT asset managers are struggling to manage compliance with complex and changing virtualization contract clauses. This is particularly true for desktop virtualization, which is often one of the mechanisms used to facilitate bring your own device (BYOD) strategies.

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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