Eight Ways to Avoid Explosive Rises in IT Costs

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This is the network of physical objects that contain technology to sense and communicate or interact with their internal state or the external environment. As things such as consumer items, vending machines, automobiles, city infrastructure and enterprise assets become connected to the Internet, new experiences, operating efficiencies and business models can be created. However, as more and more of these very numerous devices become connected to traditional software, licensing models with device-based fees or indirect fees will result in a licensing cost explosion, so ITAM and IT procurement professionals should take proactive steps to avoid them.

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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