What’s In Your ITaaS Shopping Cart?
There are some very compelling reasons for taking this approach – an ITaaS shopping cart – to the business. One is that it shows that IT is willing to offer cloud services with an apples-to-apples comparison in terms of pricing and availability. Another is that IT can manage to the resource demand based on usage as opposed to a fixed allocation model. And one that I especially like is that IT can shape the businesses opinion and behavior by exposing total costs to the business. IT can say their on-premises services are better and cheaper until they are blue in the face. With this very familiar metaphor of a shopping cart/application marketplace – the end-user gets control as well as accountability for the services they need while IT is just responsible for making sure they put the right items on sale.
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