Free Gartner Report: Aligning Supply and Demand for IT Services
Cloud computing is transforming how IT manages costs and standards, but its impact extends into how IT itself is managed as a business. Public cloud computing puts pressure on the entire IT cost structure to become wiser and more efficient about balancing the supply and demand for IT services.
While cloud commoditization is driving down prices, IT is forced to manage resulting increases in consumption. The report recommends steps CIOs should take to improve the maturity of their approach to IT service management, installing:
• Benchmarking and chargeback to manage demand for cloud services
• Expand their strategic vendor management and IT procurement practices
• Become a broker of services, including external cloud computing.
Consider using IT cost transparency improvement as a cultural change agent to transform the IT organization from a focus on “speed and quality” to one of “IT cost and business value”.
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