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A Sourcing Executive's Guide to Optimizing Hosting Costs With Amazon Web Services

Published: 27 February 2017

ID: G00317890

Analyst(s): Stephanie Stoudt-Hansen , David Groombridge , Daniel Barros


Many organizations expect Amazon Web Services' public cloud to provide a rapid route to optimizing hosting costs but can fail to achieve savings without careful planning and management. Sourcing and vendor management leaders can optimize AWS costs with a focused approach throughout the deal.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Build a Clear Strategy to Leverage AWS for Cost Optimization
  • Implement Suitable Cloud Service Expense Management Tools for AWS-Specific Cost Management
  • Work With Business Units to Achieve Cost Accountability and Drive Down Costs Through Gamification and Incentivization

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