IT Costs

Hamburg, 08.11.2007: Transparency of IT costs the company is apparently far worse than is often assumed. According to a study of the Hamburger Advisory House of the Retromolar GmbH positive conditions exist only in every fifth case in this respect, in another 37 percent of the companies at least satisfactory conditions. But two out of five of the nearly 400 respondents medium-sized and large companies identify cost transparency in their information and communication technology as unsatisfactory, every sixth IT managers rated it even as very in need of optimization “. As the main cause of the Retromolar survey has identified complex cost structures. This issue will be led by 71 percent of IT managers as the reason. Similarly, many judge that negatively affect also the continuous changes in the cost structure. For three of the five companies also lack of human resources as well as inadequate methods and tools contribute to the complexity in terms of IT expenses.

But often the look on the cost attached to not enough priority: more than half of the IT executives questioned admits that the attention that often lost in daily business. As a consequence of the lack of transparency, the companies in their cost management will be hindered. So, 54 percent judging that they are significantly limited in their possibilities for continuous cost optimization. Also the cost drivers can be identified only by chance. Add come drawbacks in the annual financial statements and budget plans due to lack concrete numbers and can be internally harder to argue the technology costs. However necessarily negative consequences do not result long for all IT managers from a low cost transparency: because 23 percent judging that probably only small disadvantage. For the Retromolar Managing Director Peter Bodino very profound problems are hidden behind the results of the study.

The cost-effectiveness of IT heard today but there is to the typical vocabulary of each strategy description, in the concrete implementation but still a huge deficit between claim and reality.” Thus efficiency is often nothing more than lip service opportunes. The consultant criticized because who knows his costs ratios only in very broad terms, which can make hardly substantial efficiency reviews in technical implementations, or service projects”. He wonders about the low use of tools for mapping and managing the costs. This saves time and makes any budgeting even easier”, Bodino let the argument of less resources do not apply. Lacking awareness and less on the possibilities”, he criticized. The graphics of the survey can be requested at the following address: about Retromolar Trigone consulting is an integrative consulting and service companies. The range stretches from coaching advice and training to auditing and out-tasking. With many years of practice and experience, enterprises will help, To optimize business processes and IT continuously and to translate changes in the practice. Trigone helps to determine the location, to find the right course and to achieve the goals through optimal use of resources and tools. For more information meetBIZ & think tank GmbH Wilfried Heinrich Pastorat str. 6, 50354 Hurth phone: + 49 (0) 2233-6117-72 E-Mail: Web: Web:

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