One of the main drivers for cloud is cost. The technology is seen by many enterprises to be a way to run services more cheaply, partly because of the pay-as-you-go model and partly because of the shift from a capital expenditure cost model to one of operating expenses. There are, however, instances where organisations have got the calculations wrong and ended up paying more, examples where savings have not been as high as expected and there are the large numbers who will have wondered whether they’ve made the right decision.
A major part of the problem is that it’s not easy to ascertain what the return of investment (ROI) is. The point of moving to cloud is to transform the business but that very transformation means it’s not always easy to see where savings can be made – or what additional costs there are.
As Alistair Maughan, partner at…
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