The cloud is a boon for companies with small budgets and small (or no) IT staff. It is seen as a way to keep costs in check.
But as so often happens with budgets, there are expenditures that you plan for, and then there are the costs that seem to appear out of nowhere.
The cloud, of course, is not immune to cost overruns. According to Carl Fransen with CTECH in Calgary, Alberta, cloud-related costs seem to be nice at the start but can add up after a while. “Many cloud services charge extra for exceeded bandwidth, extra processor power, etc.,” he said.…Continue reading