Key strategies to address and remediate cloud-spend issues

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

If you're worried about cloud spend, you're not alone. Increased complexity and costs can reduce ROI. However, understanding your needs, undertaking sound planning, and having realistic expectations can help calm your worries.

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Getting real about cloud spend issues and how to address them

According to some sources, cloud expansion and spend might soon slow significantly. While opinions on the subject might differ there have been some serious bumps in the road recently for cloud. In this episode, David Linthicum discusses cloud issues that are worrying the C-suite: cloud complexity and ballooning costs. He also gives advice on how to tackle them. First, figure out how cloud works best for your organization, then focus on planning and deployment, and, finally, adjust expectations to meet reality.


It's clear and a present wakeup call that we need to learn from poor assumptions made in the past that we must deal with today and make better plans for the future.

As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David Linthicum is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.



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Even with firm resolution to move to the cloud, many companies struggle with complexity management. Having a thorough understanding of your application environment and a solid strategy to get to the cloud can help.

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To reduce cloud complexity, slow down to speed up

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Cloud, in context

Cloud is more than technology. It’s about making cloud work for your business. Our hosts, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis, deliver their unique perspectives around the technology, business, and culture of cloud to help you achieve your cloud goals. Topics range from an enterprise-level, strategic look at cloud to practical information on the people, processes, and technology that can make cloud work better for your organization.

David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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