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Cloud Computing: Economic, Financial and Service Impact on IT Planning Assumptions

Published: 08 December 2011

ID: G00218307

Analyst(s): Kurt Potter

Summary

Finance-savvy IT and business leaders who are not concerned about the financial implications of cloud computing should be. The IT management, financial and organization implications of cloud computing can represent a big risk or opportunity for technology-enabled enterprises.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • Cutting Costs Versus Increasing IT Spending
  • The Convergence of IT Service Portfolios, Cloud Computing and Chargeback Processes
  • Cloud Computing and the Capitalization of IT Investments
  • Traditional IT Service Providers Versus New IT Service Providers
  • Freedom Versus Control and Centralized Versus Decentralized
  • Why Not Wait for the Cloud, and Skip Consolidation and Shared IT Services?
  • IT Cost Transparency: Preparing for Cloud Computing

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