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Matt Ashare, CIO Dive, August 29, 2022

“Carbon emissions, environmental degradation and a broader palette of sustainability issues are becoming a C-suite priority for many businesses — and a technology problem for enterprise IT leaders. Tech not only has a seat at the table when sustainability is up for discussion — they have potential solutions at hand.

“Cloud migration is already paving the way for significant carbon reductions. A 2020 Accenture-UNCG study found public cloud cut carbon emissions from overall IT operations by 5.9% globally, reducing annual CO2 from IT by 60 million tons.” READ MORE

How There’s a storm brewing in cloud computing—and most firms aren’t prepared for it

Joe Atkinson, Fortune, August 30, 2022

“Like so many other internet-era staples, cloud computing has evolved a great deal from its beginnings more than a quarter-century ago. What started as a way to centralize server capacity has grown to encompass thousands of services from providers big and small.

“Yet for many firms, an understanding of the cloud and its associated costs remains primitive. PwC’s Cloud Business Survey found that more than half (53%) of companies have yet to realize substantial value from their cloud investments.” READ MORE

Give finops a say over cloud architecture decisions

David Linthicum, InfoWorld/em>, August 26, 2022

“For years I’ve ranted about the lack of fiscal responsibility around how we pick and leverage cloud technology for enterprise deployments. There are dozens of solutions that solve the same problems using cloud resources, but only one can fully optimize a specific business case and the business value it should return.

“It’s time to admit that at the beginning of our cloud deployments, our teams weren’t as skilled or knowledgeable about how to best address our enterprise’s specific problems. Perhaps our cloud architects now realize they could have made better choices when they picked and configured the technology stack. Hindsight is 20/20, right? However, when questioned, their natural inclination is to get defensive. They usually push back on any criticism, constructive or otherwise, with some version of, ‘It works, doesn’t it?’” READ MORE

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