In this ebook, we explore the need to discover and cut rapidly-growing cloud software expenses.
The ebook includes the current state of shadow IT and the high prevalence of “shelfware” – software that’s paid for but never used. Cloud apps can be especially hard to find, so we describe manual and automated methods to find the software. Then, we then discuss the costs you should expect to be able to cut and how to cut them.
If you work in security or compliance, prepare yourself to have a new perspective on cloud software, shadow IT, and the risks associated with them.
Many procurement leaders feel ambivalent about cloud software; it’s certainly useful, but after all, signing up for cloud apps has been a highly effective way to bypass procurement in the 2010’s.
But now we’re seeing a reaction to unmitigated SaaS expansion. Whether it’s ironic or poetic justice, specialized SaaS apps can now be used to discover, organize, and control the rampant spread of other SaaS apps.
If you’re new here, this post was made in response to interest in the many types of cost savings available in cloud spend.
Closing out our two-part series (part 1 covered discovering and cutting costs), we’re covering renewals and preventing costs using Alpin.
Recently, we reviewed the many types of cost savings available in cloud spend. We’ll outline some ways to achieve those savings, including with automation and tools from Alpin.
This week, we focus on discovering and cutting costs and wasted spend in your cloud environment.
Next week in Part 2 of this post, we’ll take a closer look at managing SaaS renewals and preventing unnecessary costs. I’ll add the link here when it’s live. Edit: Part 2!