Cloud Costs

September 16, 2015

CLOUD

Ostrich or Eagle: How CIOs Can Address the Shocking Reality of Shadow IT

Recently, I had a conversation with a CIO and her team. We were reviewing the extraordinary growth of unknown and known cloud services within organizations like hers. She turned to her team and asked “well what should we do?” Some of her leaders said: “we can’t control it, so why should we discover it?” Others […]

August 18, 2015

CLOUD

Cut Your Risks & Costs By Reducing Redundant Cloud Services

How crazy is this? We’ve found that large organizations on average use 172 compute, 157 marketing and sales and 62 finance services from the cloud. Some organizations use nearly double these amounts! Simply put, as businesses groups control more IT spend and purchase more cloud services, cloud sprawl is skyrocketing. A large organization now uses […]

August 12, 2015

CLOUD

Demo: Experience Cisco Cloud Consumption

Cloud sprawl is a BIG challenge. Large companies use 730 individual cloud services – a number which has grown a staggering 21% in just six months. If you don’t know by now what your organization is using, you need to! At Cisco Live US 2015, Haley Gallant of the Cisco Cloud Consumption practice did a […]

July 13, 2015

CLOUD

Get Your Cloud Assessed – And Better Manage It Too

In the last two years, we’ve used Cisco Cloud Consumption Assessment and helped many customers discover and understand their cloud services, costs and security risks. The results are surprising! On average, enterprises use nearly 675 cloud services, have much more risk controls needing attention, and use the same cloud services across multiple categories like compute […]

January 20, 2015

DATA CENTER

Do You Know How Much You Are Spending On Cloud? Hidden Costs of Public Cloud Can be 4-8 Times Higher than Visible Costs

Reducing costs remains amongst the top reasons why organizations use public cloud services. However, when calculating the costs of public cloud services organizations need to look well beyond the license fees and billed costs. With Cisco Cloud Consumption Services, we have worked with numerous customers to discover their public cloud usage and analyze cloud spend. […]