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12 Days of DevOps: 2 Happy Accountants

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“On the second day of Christmas, my IT guy gave to me, two happy accountants”

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On the most important day of my undergraduate business career in college, my professor reminded me why businesses get into business: To create a profit. Though this simple philosophy wouldn’t realize itself to me until several years later, my understanding of cloud and DevOps has only amplified the statement.

None of us are in business because it’s a hobby. We all like what we do for a living, but none of us give up our time for charity – and as developers of the next-generation of innovative technologies, neither should you.

That’s why the second day of Christmas is devoted to such an important topic – the saving of money through DevOps and the cloud. Here’s why:

  • Subscription versus ownership: One of the many topics I hear when having conversations around cloud is the total cost of ownership. Traditionally, many organizations have purchased their infrastructure and development technologies, sometimes at excess to prepare for higher traffic times. With DevOps and cloud, organizations can purchase what they need at any given time and buy more on an as-needed basis.
  • Release from upgrading technology: Alongside the purchasing of technology is also the need to upgrade. For traditional IT managers, this meant evaluating technology for fit on a regular basis and getting caught up in a combination of solutions and hardware. Cloud and DevOps technologies now mean that there’s less evaluation and more execution as updates and upgrades are now on the technology provider.
  • Cancel anytime: Finally, cloud technology subscriptions can be cancelled anytime which means you don’t have to wait until technology end-of-life to withdraw from a particular solution.

With happy accountants on your side this holiday season, your business is now more agile and competitive. Not a bad way to enter the new year and with more cash in the budget, right? We certainly think so.

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About the Author

Albert Qian is a Marketing Manager at Perficient for our IBM PCS, DevOps, and Enterprise Solutions Partners focused on cloud computing technologies.

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