The IT Buyer's Cloud Cost Management Toolkit
Reduce your IT Spend With a Cost Optimisation Assessment
Managing and Planning For Cloud Costs
Reducing costs is not a new priority for CIOs, CTOs, IT Buyers and business decision-makers. But as many organisations’ margins face increasing scrutiny as a result of the impact of COVID-19, business leaders are expected to make dramatic reductions in operational as well as strategic expenses or at the very least stretch the existing budget further.
That’s why we’ve created the IT Buyer’s Cloud Cost Management Toolkit: a one-stop kit for expert advice that will help you address the causes of avoidable Cloud costs, and to create a business case that incorporates Cloud and its ongoing cost optimisation, depending on which stage of the journey you are at currently.
Explore our top resources on controlling Cloud costs below and discover insights tailored to your specific needs. We recommend kicking off with one of two targeted webinars:
Webinar Option 1: Incorporating Cost Control and Optimisation as Part of Your Cloud Business Case
This webinar is aimed at those within an organisation who may be tasked with moving their technology platforms to the Cloud in order to achieve more business agility and efficiency, and those seeking to increase their Cloud adoption whilst controlling cost. This includes:
- What makes a good business case
- Overcoming the challenges in creating the business case
- How to view Total Cost of Ownership
- How to apply cost controls within your business case
Webinar Option 2: Foundations of Cost Control and Optimisation on Public Cloud
This webinar is aimed at those within an organisation who may be tasked with reducing their Cloud bill or increasing their Cloud adoption whilst controlling cost. This includes:
- How to get better insight into your Cloud bill
- How to reduce the heavy cost of licensing in the Cloud
- How to optimise your compute, network, and storage infrastructure in the Cloud
- How application transformation and modernisation can help reduce your costs
£1m in Savings
Achieved monthly for major Cloud migration customer compared to previous monthly costs associated with their on-premise datacentre
Within the first year of our partnership with a major airline through Cloud Cost Optimisation activities and $520,000 savings forecast for year two
in Cloud costs annually identified as part of a Managed Service with more optimisations planned for this public sector organisation.
Software Asset Management: 12 Cost Optimisation Strategies for Enterprise Licensing
Version 1’s Head of SAM Practice, Jason Pepper has written a Whitepaper outlining the common business scenarios and change projects that we are seeing in the market, and the often-unknown financial and contractual impacts they can have on enterprise licensing. The Whitepaper sets out our view on mitigation approaches to avoid unbudgeted spend, uncover cost optimisation opportunities and regain control over your license asset estate.Download Whitepaper