The Real Story Behind Cloud and Financial Transparency

Much of the discussion around cloud and financial transparency focuses on the need to expose the true cost of IT services to business users. With consumption-based pricing, business users need to understand how usage and behavior will drive costs. This requires IT finance to shift their focus from supporting an annual capex driven budgeting process […]

Why Cloud Will Restructure the Enterprise IT Services Value Chain

While working as the CTO of a Fortune 500 size organization, I always wondered what could be done to make the enterprise IT supply chain more flexible and efficient.   We constantly struggled with how we could more effectively control the IT cost curve while at the same time more quickly deliver business value and innovation. […]

Has the Time Arrived for Cloud Insurance?

In the enterprise market much of the adoption for public cloud IaaS services so far has been driven by innovators and early adopters.  One of the defining characteristics of these early adopters is their willingness to accept and manage risk.  These risks can come in many forms, including technological, organizational, operational and financial.  Financial risk […]