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Why accounting matters to your cloud computing plans
July 3, 2018 6:30 pm|Comments (0)

Where do I get my cloud news? It’s almost never CPA Journal. But, more and more, accounting is becoming a larger part of cloud computing—no matter what side of the cloud you’re sitting on. 

On the enterprise side, it’s a matter of taxes to be paid. While you can typically find 30 to 40 percent better operational cost utilization when using cloud computing, that savings may be diluted by the fact that you’re giving up depreciation on hardware in the datacenter.

So, while cloud computing can save you millions of dollars a year, it may actually cost you money, at least in the short term. That’s something that I’ve run into from time to time with clients over the years.

At issue is that you need to consider net savings. That mean looking for the all-in cost of the cloud, including dealing with tax and other accounting implications.

Although cloud computing is typically a superior model, walking away from traditional hardware and software has a cost as well. Indeed, in a few cases I’ve found that a cloud computing solution that will save $ 10 million a year actually will cost $ 15 million considering the impact of taxes. The gross savings made sense for cloud, but the net savings did not.

So, how are cloud geeks supposed to deal with these accounting issues? By using business analysts to work up cloud ROI models. It’s not uncommon for these business analysts to be CPAs.

Even more complex is the fact that most companies are multinational these days, and so you to figure out not only the net cost impact for a single country, but for dozens of countries that have some pretty odd laws when it comes to accounting, especially tax issues. At this point, the ROI models become pretty complex.

But you don’t have to cede everything to the CPAs and lawyers. The good news is that current IT cost-governance tools for cloud computing do indeed consider other net cost issues. So you’ll actually see a truer cost of using a cloud service, versus just the cost of the cloud services—and for the operational life, not just the upfront ROI analysis.

Although it adds complexity to the cloud migration path, accounting is just a fact of life in business.

Who knows? Perhaps one day we’ll see this as a specialty in accounting. (Umm, I hope not!)

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August 15, 2017 8:55 am|Comments (0)

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July 30, 2017 10:20 pm|Comments (0)

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Preakness Field: 2. Cloud Computing
July 28, 2017 4:10 am|Comments (0)

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July 27, 2017 1:40 am|Comments (0)

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Cloud Computing or Gunnevera? 2017 Preakness Stakes Predictions 5/20/17
July 24, 2017 8:45 pm|Comments (0)

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Cloud Computing has -125 odds to finish ahead of Gunnevera, who is -105 for the sake …


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Senior Product Manager Cloud Computing
July 23, 2017 6:15 pm|Comments (0)

Navisite Inc., a Charter Communications company is seeking a Sr. Product Manager, Cloud Computing professional. This Employee will be …


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Conquest Mo Money or Cloud Computing? Preakness Stakes Predictions 5/20/17
July 19, 2017 8:20 am|Comments (0)

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Cloud Computing wins Preakness Stakes; Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming fades
July 16, 2017 12:55 am|Comments (0)

Hard-charging Cloud Computing won Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, narrowly edging out Classic Empire by a nose. Kentucky Derby winner and race …


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13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness
July 14, 2017 10:30 pm|Comments (0)

Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides Saturday to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh …
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