This IDC Perspective highlights some potential risks related to cloud sprawl and offers advice on key actions that may be taken to assess and mitigate such risks. Cloud-based technologies have changed the way the world manages IT. Applications hosted in private on-premise datacenters are being replaced with SaaS-based applications hosted on cloud-based architectures as enterprise LOBs rush to replace or supplement existing legacy applications. The result — "cloud sprawl."
"Most enterprises are not aware of the tremendous budget impact that today's cloud sprawl will have on tomorrow's bottom line, making an orderly approach to cloud-based innovation a priority," says Aaron Polikaitis, VP for IDC's Executive Programs Vendor Sourcing and Management.
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