Executive Webinars


Cost, Risk & the Promise of the Cloud

Monday, August 28 | 1:00 -1:45 PM EDT


IT Finance professionals are only beginning to understand the levers that affect cloud Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and how to evaluate cloud efficiency and ROI over the long haul. Thinking in terms of long-term financial value is difficult, but CFOs want hard proof of the cost savings and efficiencies promised by the cloud.

Gone are the days of “use case” thinking for IT leaders – it’s all about the “business case” now. ClearEdge has observed that experienced IT finance leaders run IT like a business, not simply a service (or cost) center, and take a holistic, financially-grounded approach to determine TCO. Consumption-based IT requires a different set of financial inspection tools; it’s an annuity spend – not a finite purchase.

Join us in on August 28th as we share proven strategies to get a better handle on cloud TCO, and to guard against expensive surprises down the road. Our interactive presentation will be delivered by ClearEdge CIO and Managing Partner Chris White, a former IT CFO and expert at identifying the financial benefits of taking a programatic approach to IT investment.

Highlights include: 

  • Long-term look at perpetual licenses versus subscription costs (shift CapEx to OpEx)
  • Best practices for mitigating future risks with cloud suppliers
  • Techniques to map the IT strategy to the enterprise's financial plan
  • Current insight on the cloud marketplace from ClearEdge's team of analysts
  • A cloud deal-making checklist




This series consists of four 30-minute sessions which start at 1PM EDT and are scheduled every two weeks beginning Tuesday, June 1st.  Each session will have approximately 25 minutes of content, followed by a five-minute Q&A.

IaaS Observations
Thursday, June 1 - View Recording
Optimizing your Maintenance Spending
Thursday, June 15 - View Recording
Managing Leverage: Assessing your Organization
Thursday, June 29 - View Recording
Moments of Truth in a Salesforce Deal
Thursday, July 13 - View Recording