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Cloud Costs Can Escalate Rapidly due to Poor Governance Practices and Management
This infographic briefly outlines challenges to Hybrid Enterprise Cloud adoption in terms of demand, technical, and legacy challenges. Learn more in the full Avasant Hybrid Enterprise Cloud 2018 RadarView™ Report.
Nearly One-Third of Polled Firms Have No Written IT Security Policy
A survey conducted in June 2002 by Computer Economics revealed that 30% of the organizations polled do not have written IT security policies in place, despite the fact that written policies are key to a successful security effort.
Technology Discounts: Discounts from Resellers for Selected Brands (Oct 2000)
Figure 1 shows discounts provided by resellers on the product lines from various manufacturers. Some of the most significant discounts are available from Welcom, Visio, Cheyenne, and Computer Associates, for which resellers reported discounts of more than 45 percent.
Software Pricing Innovations Can Cut Costs
The Internet is impacting software prices in ways that many buyers will find attractive. Consequently, vendors are being forced to rethink their traditional application software pricing structures. Software vendors are experiencing negative pressures to the commonly encountered price-per-CPU pricing structure they have used in charging customers in the past. At the same time, more flexible pricing strategies are being introduced. These pricing strategies are being driven less by the software vendors themselves than by application service providers (ASP) and fall-outs of court cases such as Microsoft's recent setback. As a result, software buyers have an opportunity to reduce their application server costs if they are sufficiently informed and wise in their decisions.