Part One in a two part series on why over thirty percent of money spent on AWS is wasted; tune in for part two next week to see what can be done about it.
So Saas is evaporating your hard drives, yip, ours too. Evaporation, aka dematerialization seems to pretty much be the norm these days. Along with the Uber-economy, it’s the usual suspect when it comes to disrupting industries. But concretely, where will the future of cloud computing leave us?
Taking the music industry and its long history of disruption as the example, I tried to imagine the future shape of the enterprise Cloud… What will your tech department look like in years to come (and will you even have one)?
Getting the low-down with corporate cloud authority, Eric Didier.
Total spend on IT infrastructure products deployed in cloud environments is slated to hit $44.2 billion in 2017, according to the latest analysis from IDC (see more on that and other impressive figures here). Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service is going mainstream and it’s impact is being felt by everyone in your company, from your loyal IT staff to your graphic designer. But right in the firing line is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who bears the brunt of the Cloud shift, principally because they are the one paying the bill, and it’s a bill that’s not always easy to decipher.
Your CFO needs not only to be aware of Cloud technology— how it’s different from traditional in-house IT—but also understand its long-term benefits and advantages, and be able to drive how that budget is spent.While cloud technology adoption is growing across all business sizes and sectors, making the move might not appear a no-brainer to your CFO. The reason? A lack of budget control and lack of forecastability. And potentially, a lack of technical know-how that has now become mandatory.