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Consider this advice for managing people, governance processes, and automated tools to prevent end-of-month cloud bill surprises.
Some companies shoot for reduced costs only to find unexpected expenses drive up the cloud computing bills. Do any of these problems lurk in your company?
Chargeback has always been hard for IT, but cloud computing forces the issue. At the same time, pushback from business users continues.
Know the danger zones as you select cloud management tool platforms.
While cloud computing takes some IT responsibilities off of your plate, governance isn't one of them. Experts say you still need to do the heavy lifting to ensure strong security and access policies.
Custom cloud service level agreements aren't the norm, but can be done. Prepare to make a business case to the cloud provider with this expert advice.
You're not imagining things. Unlike the rigorous SLAs of traditional enterprise IT services, today's cloud software SLAs don't offer much room for customization and tend to cover only the basics.