Cloud Economics

Questions about moving to the cloud? We have answers.

Medhat Galal, NextGov,  Friday, December 30, 2011

As policies from the new federal chief information officer, Steven VanRoekel, become better known, cloud computing technology is proving more important than ever. VanRoekel has pledged not only to continue the Cloud First policy established by his predecessor, Vivek Kundra, but also to expand it with an additional initiative known as Future First.

If you think you'll save money with cloud computing, think again

Joseph Marks, NextGov,  Tuesday, December 06, 2011

More than half of organizational users saved little or no money after transitioning to cloud computing, according to a new study, and only 14 percent actually downsized their information technology departments after moving to the cloud.

Preparing for the real costs of cloud computing

Bob Violino, Computerworld,  Monday, December 05, 2011

Most experts agree: The cloud is moving past the hype stage and starting to deliver tangible benefits, primarily increased flexibility and agility. But moving to the cloud can also mean added costs, some of which are unexpected, according to IT executives whose organizations have implemented or are considering cloud services.

Cloud Cost Savings Not As High As Expected: Survey

Andrew R. Hickey, CRN,  Monday, December 05, 2011

Cloud computing isn't saving companies the massive stacks of cash that were initially anticipated, a recent survey of cloud users found. The survey, performed by solution provider CSC via research firm TNS gauged the insight of more than 3,500 cloud computing users globally. One of the survey's main findings is that while the cloud is saving companies money, those cost savings aren't as massive as originally expected.