As organizations begin executing their plans for 2021, budgets will remain under intense scrutiny — and rightfully so. The tumult of 2020 has carried over into the new year and forced organizations to continue to justify every dollar they spend. Inevitably in the budget conversation, cloud costs take center stage.
IT leaders may find themselves under pressure to justify spend that’s much higher than what they projected or cloud bills that exceed company growth. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic.
By paying attention to how the cloud is serving your larger business goals, you’ll be able to right-size your spend, optimize your usage, and justify the cloud resources you need. Here are three key business areas to investigate.