Reducing costs is a leading mandate of most IT shops, and many enterprises are tackling the usual and predictable when it comes to making their cuts. However, many significant cost-reduction opportunities are being missed or ignored outright.
This research note explores the most and least common areas of cost management focus in IT today. Coverage includes:
- Most and least popular IT services to trim as part of ongoing cost management.
- Increases in cost management focus in light of formal cost-reduction mandates from senior management.
- Tactical cost-reduction opportunities missed by IT leadership.
The days of cutting costs are far from over. In fact, changes made today should be viewed as permanent, so cost-consciousness is here to stay. For now, move beyond the low-hanging fruit and scrutinize in-house cost management priorities.