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Not Rocket Science 

Managing IT spend can be complex—until you apply common sense.


Originally appearing in KPMG International's Agenda magazine, "Not Rocket Science" contends that it is crucial to avoid a narrow, cost-driven approach to managing investments in IT. In fact, fragmentation in IT investment can actually inflate spending by as much as 40 percent.


Organizations can benefit by taking a broader view of IT value, geared to these key questions:

  • Are we getting the most from our business-as-usual non-discretionary IT spending?
  • Are we enhancing the returns on our discretionary IT investment, particularly by avoiding duplication or funding initiatives that don't deliver?
  • Are our IT investments focused on strategic advantage, rather than just efficiency and cost savings? Or are they being frittered away on projects that won't improve business performance?