How Do Cloud Services Reduce Costs and Save Cornell Money?
This article applies to: Cloudification
Many of the institutional benefits listed under Cloud Benefits are related to reducing costs. The cloud may allow us to reduce our infrastructure investment, move quickly when an IT service is needed, buy only the features we want to use and change providers and vendors more easily when better pricing or fit comes along. Like any other resource, the cloud has to be used wisely in order to produce value. For example, any of us buying an IT service from a cloud vendor and charging it to a Cornell credit card could lead to Cornell paying multiple times for a service. First check to see if the service you are interested in, or an equivalent one, is centrally offered or supplied by your college or IT service group.