Cost Optimization Secrets: Plan and Manage Cloud Services for 14% Savings, on Average

Archived Published: 15 March 2016 ID: G00299793


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Examine how other organizations are sourcing cloud services to optimize costs — it's not as easy as it sounds. Even after a successful implementation, sourcing and vendor management leaders must address a new set of challenges to contain overspending on cloud services and sustain cost savings.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Quantify Real Savings by Planning How Cloud Will Save Money
      • 31% Savings in Capital and Cash
      • 26% Savings From Replacing Perpetual Licenses With Possibly Perpetual Cloud Subscription Costs
      • 15% Savings From Staff Reduction
      • 31% Savings From Elasticity — Being Able to Turn Services On or Off
    • Cut Business Operating Costs With the Cloud
    • Plan to Manage Cloud Service Costs
      • Plan Switching Costs
      • Manage Vendor Contracts
      • Manage Demand to Contain Costs
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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