CIOs concerned over hidden costs of cloud computing

More than three-quarters of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are worried about the hidden costs associated with cloud computing.  This is according to a survey commissioned by Compuware.  The study found that 64 per cent of respondents complained of a poor end user experience as a result of performance bottlenecks, while 51 percent noted the effect poor performance has on brand perception and customer loyalty.

As cloud computing becomes more of thing, we’re learning about the good news along with the bad news.  If you would believe the hype, clouds are always high performing and cheap.  The reality is that sometimes they are, and sometimes they are not.  CIOs are now dealing with the issues coming out of their initial cloud computing projects.

The path to moving to cloud is best done with careful planning, and testing.  This means never assuming that cloud-based platforms do anything until they are proven with your data, and from your enterprise.  Performance and hidden cost issues are likely to remain, but the more of these you can eliminate up front, the better your deployment will go.

 

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