Deciphering the Buzz About IT Cost Visibility

Anyone who works in IT financial management for more than two weeks has come across the phrase, "Transparency through cost visibility." It's more or less a buzzword -- or a buzz phrase, as the case may be. But how do you implement a cost visibility project that reinforces accountability?

Actionable Data

The story has been well-told in the book "Moneyball," with the movie of the same name. By looking at data in a different way -- by digging for information on players that others missed, searching for details in the numbers that can be quantified -- foregoing the hunches and the guesswork -- the A's continue to build a winning team year after year.