In spite of the fact that there is widespread use of the cloud, financial and proactive management among business cloud users is in a state of chaos, according to a recent report by Dimensional Research. Nearly 30 percent of business cloud users do not have a management strategy for cloud resources and 82 percent indicate reconciling cloud services bills with finance is a nightmare. That is not a rosy report.
The cloud will become increasing important with the rollout of 5G and the Internet of Anything (IoX), especially with Big Data metrics. Understanding and managing the cloud is going to be critical to business success.
The big problem is that most organizations don’t have a clear and complete understanding of the cloud and a cohesive strategy for managing it. Cloud service use is scattered among multiple departments in many cases. And it is typical to find departments and end-users working in the cloud without IT’s awareness.
Cloud data is becoming of increasing importance to enterprises. Unfortunately, managing the cloud, 5G the IoX will all fall on IT’s shoulders. Where that data comes from, how it gets to the cloud and how it gets managed in the cloud is something the enterprise must figure out, and relatively soon.