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Is the cloud cost effective? with Steph Locke

Thu, Apr 19 2018 18:00 UTC

Is the cloud cost effective?

"Yes, the cloud is cool. Yes, it can be easy. But - will it save or even make the company money? That is the all important question! Learning to build a financial business case for a technology decision is a smart move. Transform the techy topic that C-suite people don't feel like they can discuss into something they can discuss by making it a financial topic. Help people make the right decision for the business. In this talk, we'll look at how we can determine the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and any potential Return on Investment (ROI) for a variety of scenarios, from starting in the cloud, migrating to the cloud, and staying on premises. We'll see if there are any tipping points when one or the other becomes sensible. We'll take into account basic principles like the future value of money, and even incorporate a measurement of opportunity costs for implementing each solution. By the end of this talk, you'll have a grasp of basic accounting and you'll be able to talk business i.e. money!"


Steph Locke

Steph is the founder of a consultancy in the UK. Her talks, blog posts, conferences, and business all have one thing in common - they help people get started with data science. Steph holds the Microsoft MVP award for her community contributions. In her spare time, Steph plays board games with her husband and takes copious pictures of her doggos.

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