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Shift the Budget From IT Maintenance Toward IT Enhancements

Reduce operational spending without adversely impacting performance.

  • The cost of delivering the same ongoing services typically consumes 85% of IT budgets, leaving little capacity for enhancements to business value.
  • Shifts of the IT budget away from existing services, while difficult, can significantly increase capacity for IT enhancement.

 

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Critical Insight

  • More than 50% of organizations have realized the greatest cost reduction pay-offs from renegotiating vendor /outsourcer contracts and optimizing business processes.
  • Start looking for opportunities to optimize current maintenance processes instead of cancelling new projects.
  • Think of the exercise as reallocation NOT budget cuts – any savings should be funneled into new technologies and business analysis.

Impact and Result

  • Adapt to the business model changing suddenly and unpredictably
  • Adopt new technologies (e.g. mobile, social) and develop new strategies
  • Respond to an increase in client & staff demand and sophistication
  • Think strategically: You can't cut your way to success, and the status quo is expensive

Shift the Budget From IT Maintenance Toward IT Enhancements

1. Start identifying opportunities for IT maintenance cost reductions

2. Effectively negotiate vendor contracts

3. Reallocate budget to IT enhancements


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Search Code: 48802
Published: October 31, 2011
Last Revised: October 31, 2011

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