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This budgeting tool uses the model described in the Ovum report IT Budgeting That Makes Sense (INT004-000015). The tool allows the user to budget for IT in a way that improves understanding and executive decisions for financing IT.


  • An Excel budgeting tool that allows CIOs to present their budget in a clear and concise way.
  • A dashboard compiles raw IT budget data and presents it in a way that that makes sense to executives.

Features and Benefits

  • Capture your IT budget in 15 meaningful categories.
  • Improve non-IT executive understanding of IT.
  • Improve decision making about IT finances

Key questions answered

  • How should a budget be done in a way that will get the best support from executives?
  • What is the best way to budget for compliance projects?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Ovum's IT Budgeting Tool