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The Small Print


The Small Print

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Phil Factor
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Great points about looking before leaping into the cloud!

"... just don’t forget to read the small print."


It may be worse than not forgetting to read the small print because you may not find out about all the hidden extra charges and fees without asking a lot of questions.
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Sounds like buying a car, where you want to ask what the "Out the door" price is of the purchase.
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You always need to be very prudent when entering into a cloud or any outsourcing agreements.

What would concern me even more were the long term implications, when the contract run for x years and then has to be renegotiated.
Or if you decide to bring the system back on premise how difficult and expensive will that be.
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Proof positive that the Cloud can be "Smoke and Mirrors".

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don’t forget to read the small print


And don't forget to negotiate!

The larger your commitment to a given vendor, the greater is your capability to negotiate away from vendor standard T&Cs. This applies even with the largest cloud vendors.

There are some consultancies who specialise in assisting organisations get the best possible terms from major cloud vendors. If you are making a strategic investment with a cloud vendor, it is worth getting one of these consultancies involved.

Make sure you know what your priorities are, and the implications of not getting everything you might want. All contracts are little more than a series of commitments and compromises, and there is no reason for a contract with a cloud vendor to be any different.

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That warning is not just about the cloud, that is a warning about every major business transaction in life.:-D

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