For Computer Weekly, I am writing this feature:
Cloud computing is often held to be the way to save on IT infrastructure costs. But do the cost savings actually stack up? And do IT departments have the skills and resources to fully cost up the different options available from cloud providers?
The article will ask:
- What are the key challenges in cloud cost management? And what underlies them? (in terms of the structure of the market, key cloud providers etc)
- What are the key planks of an optimised cloud purchasing strategy?
- What vendors or services can help manage cloud costs, and how do they do this?
More detailed questions will be supplied to experts offering comment. We want to include storage costs in the article.o
Please respond with any leads by Tuesday 8th Feb, 1700hrs; all interviews will need to be completed by Friday 11 February.
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