Is your organization wasting money by not intelligently managing its cloud commitments? The following seven management tips can help you bring costs under control and closer to the goals you originally expected.
1. Plan and analyze
Cloud adoption, by itself, isn’t an automatic way to save money. Thorough planning, followed by a detailed cost-benefit analysis, is essential. “Enterprises need to approach cloud computing as a tool that has the potential to save a great deal of money,” Linthicum advises. “However, savings won’t materialize unless you come to the public cloud with clear objectives and a plan around what will be the cost savings and how you’ll get there.”