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Three Moves for CIOs to Lower Business Costs With Cloud

Published: 24 March 2017

ID: G00326262

Analyst(s): Ron Blair


The proliferation of business unit cloud use is primarily motivated by digital transformation's need for innovation and agility in big data and real-time analytics, rather than cost optimization, which causes overspending. CIOs should use three moves to gain business influence and optimize costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Cost Center of Excellence for the Cloud
  • Get Stakeholder Buy-In With Your Initial Vision and Two Examples
    • Example No. 1: Measure the Impact on Business per Unit Costs
    • Example No. 2: Mitigate Cost of Downtime and Increased Innovation
  • Deliver on the Vision by Investing in Automation Skill Sets, Setting Targets and Being Firm on the Ground Rules
  • The Bottom Line

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