How Cloud Governance Can Provide Cost Saving BenefitsHow Cloud Governance Can Provide Cost Saving Benefits – Enterprise cloud computing has transformed IT. Cloud computing decreases time-to-market, improves agility by allowing businesses to adapt quickly to changing market demands, and, ultimately, drives down costs.

For many CIOs/CISOs, this raises significant concerns regarding governance:

  • Compliance: IT’s visibility as to the location of corporate data and its ability to control access policies
  • Auditability: policy enforcement traceability and optimization of license management
  • Accountability: the ability to track and control cloud spend by implementing enterprise-wide licensing and departmental chargeback capabilities across all external and internal services used by the organization
  • Supportability: enabling provisioning, administration and support for external services that are procured directly from external providers without IT involvement
  • Accessibility: implementing roles-based access control and enabling automated provisioning via services catalogs
  • Security: enforcing corporate password policies and limiting the proliferation of passwords by employees (and ex-employees) for the use of public cloud services purchased by departmental users

The need for cloud services governance and management
Today’s cloud-enabled CIO understands that taking advantage of cloud services is a matter of serving the business effectively, not working around IT. By leveraging cloud services, firms can help ensure that business operations are not impeded by CIOs..

 

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