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Computer Economics will be delivering executive presentations this year at the IT Financial Management Association conference, April 13-17, in Pittsburgh, PA.
John Longwell, vice president of research for Computer Economics, will speak on Wednesday, April 15, on Long Term IT Trends and What They Mean for Your Organization.
Long-term economic and technology trends are creating new challenges for IT financial management. These trends include the declining cost of hardware, the shift in the spending mix to software and ongoing support, the use of contingency workers, the outsourcing of IT services, the impact of cloud computing, and the increase in IT spending outside the IT budget. Based on over 25 years of research, this presentation will outline the impact of these long term trends and provide practical recommendations to take advantage of them.
Frank Scavo, president of Computer Economics, will speak on Thursday, April 16, on Best Practices for Benchmarking Your IT Budget.
Benchmarking is a popular way for IT organizations to justify their IT budgets and focus their efforts for continuous improvement. But CIOs are often unhappy with or question the validity of the results. Based on benchmarking exercises with clients over the past decade, this session will outline three complementary approaches to benchmarking. Best practices will be described for defining peer groups, selecting key metrics, understanding variations by industry and organization size, analyzing gaps, and translating findings into actions.
Details on the conference, including registration information, are on the ITFMA website.
If you plan to be at the conference, please stop by and meet our executive representatives.