Enabling IT Financial Transparency

Kulvinder S. Bhupal, Principal Consultant, EMEA, CA Technologies
What if you could gain valuable insights into who was using your services. Understand the full cost of service delivery and enable decision making?

In this session I intend to discuss how we go about enabling financial transparency through the effective implementation of a Service Catalog and also how we can use consumption data to ensure we attribute costs fairly across the business and ensure appropriate accountability for IT spending.
May 17 2012
44 mins
Enabling IT Financial Transparency
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