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How Can CFOs Scrutinize and Put Better Controls Around Cloud Spend?

How Can CFOs Scrutinize and Put Better Controls Around Cloud Spend?
Best Practices for Effective Cloud Cost Reduction Strategies

Featured Speakers:

  • Arijit Bandyopadhyay, CTO – Enterprise Analytics & AI, Head of Strategy and M&A – Enterprise & Cloud (DCAI Group), Intel® Corporation
  • Doug Henschen, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
  • Mark Cusack, CTO, Yellowbrick
  • Heather Brodbeck, VP Rev Ops, Yellowbrick

Scaling Seamlessly: Aligning Cloud Costs with Business Growth

In this webinar series, leaders from Intel®, Constellation Research, and Yellowbrick discuss the biggest cloud cost reduction opportunities and how you can achieve them.

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, CFOs play a crucial role in ensuring the effective and efficient use of financial resources. In Episode 2, the panel explores the challenges faced by CFOs in scrutinizing and controlling cloud costs. They also discuss effective strategies for achieving better cloud cost control and transparency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Unveiling the hidden costs: Gain a deeper understanding of the lack of transparency in pricing and margins within the cloud data warehousing ecosystem. We share strategies for navigating these challenges and ensure you have a comprehensive view of your expenses.
  • Empowering CFOs: Learn how CFOs can scrutinize and put better controls in place around SaaS expenditures. See practical approaches to enhancing cost control and optimizing cloud spend in this rapidly evolving landscape.
  • Leveraging cloud provider partnerships: Discover the advantages of procuring infrastructure and storage directly from cloud providers. By bypassing third-party vendors, you can unlock cost savings – gaining more control and visibility into cloud data warehousing initiatives. Explore the benefits and challenges associated with this approach, empowering you to make informed decisions.
  • Automation for operational efficiency: Explore the power of automation in data warehousing deployment and provisioning. Streamlining processes and eliminating manual tasks can significantly enhance operational efficiency. Our experts discuss the latest automation techniques and tools, allowing you to effectively leverage technology to scale your data warehousing operations.
  • Balancing scalability and cost: Achieving the right balance between scalability and cost is critical for long-term success. Get insights into how you can align cloud costs with organizational growth. Learn strategies for optimizing costs while ensuring your cloud data warehousing solution can scale seamlessly as your business expands.

Best Practices and Tips for Effective Cloud Cost Management

Challenges from the lack of transparency in pricing and margins make it difficult for CFOs to control spending effectively. Arijit Bandyopadhyay, Doug Henschen, Mark Cusack, and Heather Brodbeck share insights, real-world examples, and best practices for reducing cloud costs.

Organizations must find a balance between scalability and cost in cloud data warehousing initiatives. Our experts share the importance of taking a comprehensive and forward-thinking approach that considers long-term scalability while keeping costs optimized. By implementing the right strategies, you can ensure that your cloud data warehousing solution is cost-effective and capable of scaling smoothly as your business grows.

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