Eight Ways to Avoid Explosive Rises in IT Costs

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As more and more information is collected and analyzed to improve competitive advantage, we will see requirements for even larger databases and more storage. ITAM and procurement professionals will be challenged to optimize costs because of the core-based licensing metrics by which much of this software is licensed. IT procurement professionals may also have to start sourcing data and defining and negotiating new business service-level metrics for information services in relation to integrity and quality.

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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