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Why IT Needs Better Tracking of Cloud Usage, Costs

 
 
By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2015-08-07 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Without tracking cloud usage and costs, enterprises will limit their potential when it comes to IT forecasting and comparing costs among platforms and vendors.
 

While the vast majority of IT organizations have either already adopted or are pursuing the cloud, comparatively few give themselves high grades when it comes to tracking cloud usage and costs, according to a recent survey from Cloud Cruiser. The resulting report, "Managing the Business of Cloud," indicates that a notable share of organizations have migrated a significant portion of services to the cloud. In doing so, they are hoping to achieve reduced costs, improved technology efficiencies and greater alignment of IT with business goals. However, without better tracking of cloud usage and costs, these organizations will limit their potential when it comes to IT forecasting and comparing costs among different delivery platforms and vendors. "Once an organization gets serious about cloud," says Deirdre Mahon, chief marketing officer at Cloud Cruiser, "they quickly hit a wall in terms of tracking usage and gaining full control on forecasts—essentially delivering services with efficiency and agility." Nearly 280 IT professionals took part in the research.

 
 
 
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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