Study: Cloud Cost Management 2022

How do companies manage and control their cloud costs today?

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Today, many companies complain of the rampant growth of unused cloud services and cloud costs which are hard to forecast and regularly go over budget.

For this purpose, the analysts from “Research in Action” commissioned by USU surveyed 1,500 international decision-makers from IT and business departments at companies with at least 250 million euros revenue about how they manage their cloud costs.

Some of the things we wanted to know include how companies view, manage, and control cloud costs today. Download the study to access the results as well as valuable suggestions for efficient and transparent hybrid cloud management.

Key findings of the study include:

  • Cost Transparency: Spreadsheets vs. tools
  • Cost Allocation: Business service information is frequently missing
  • Cost Review: Requirements increase with company size
  • Cost Responsibility: Distribution among conventional company departments
  • Cost Reduction: Focus on unused software licenses
  • Cost Accounting: Marginal transparency in cost allocation