The management of workplaces, the hosting of applications and company data is often part of an umbrella contract. It is not always clear to companies whether they are paying a competitive price for this service and in which areas improvement can be achieved. Sometimes a contract has grown considerably over the years in the number of services and the volume purchased, without agreements on cost savings. Cost allocation of cloud services in a complex organization can also be a cause.
The market is switching from traditional workload to other application architectures such as PaaS and container technology. A TCO approach to IT infrastructure, which goes beyond the usual operational costs, is an ideal basis for a financially substantiated renewal plan. Calculating a cloud strategy makes clear how the public cloud can be combined with IT services. In addition, it substantiates the choice to extend a contract with the current supplier or a new contract with another service provider.