Cloud Budget

Using The Cloud To Save Dollars

Article Written by Sally Perkins

Cloud computing is the future of digital technology and has benefited from intense competition, with the cloud providers "race to zero" being thrilling for consumer pockets.

For both personal and business users of cloud technology, there are a number of ways beyond the basic outlay required that can save you money, from the potential of innovative subscription services to being able to do away with expensive hardware.

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IT Operational Budgets Jump, Reflecting Shift to Cloud

 Grazed from DataCenterJournal.  Author: Editorial Staff.

IT operational spending plans are rising in 2015 at the fastest rate since the Great Recession, but IT capital spending remains on hold and hiring is muted in what could signal a broad-based shift to cloud computing.  "There is a notable shift from IT capital spending to operational spending, which is exactly what we would expect as companies move from software licenses implemented on premises to cloud subscriptions,” said Frank Scavo, president of Computer Economics, Irvine, Calif.

“Economic uncertainty is also at play, but we think the shift to cloud computing is the greater factor.”  
The findings from the executive summary of this year’s Computer Economics IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study indicate investment in cloud-based applications is beginning to have a noticeable impact...