Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Gartner calls out cloud vendors for cooking the books | SiliconANGLE

Check the full post for some creative cloud accounting examples

"The bottom line is that customers shouldn’t trust vendors when they fire off cloud revenue numbers as a way of trying to impress them. Instead, Gartner recommends they ask quite a few questions of potential vendors before making a decision to buy one or another’s cloud services.
These questions include asking which revenues are cloud-associated, which non-cloud services are included in their cloud revenues, and how much of their cloud business is actually being deployed versus cloud shelfware or services not in use. By asking such questions, customers will be better able to establish if vendor’s numbers are realistic or not."
Gartner calls out cloud vendors for cooking the books | SiliconANGLE
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