Concurrency’s company cloud strategies to help reduce waste

Around 30-40% of a company’s cloud spending could be considered a waste, but proper governance can help reduce this, says Concurrency’s Nathan Lasnoski

As the adoption of cloud technology continues to grow, many businesses are facing a common challenge: how to effectively use the cloud to drive new revenue streams and reduce waste. According to Nathan Lasnoski, Chief Technology Officer of IT consulting company Concurrency, the answer lies in proper governance.

“If you think about the mission of every business, each is unique to the company, but technology is being infused in that mission,” says Lasnoski. “And as it expresses that mission with technology, it's more and more often running on a cloud platform.”

Concurrency – a Wisconsin-based company that provides a range of technology services to help businesses achieve their goals, with a focus on Microsoft technologies – offers project-based consulting, organisational change management, customer service management, sales solutions, and IT management services. With a long history of success and numerous awards, Concurrency is a respected name in the industry.

"Cloud platforms need to be governed and secure because it's the foundation of the work that the business is using the cloud for," says Lasnoski, who has been with the company for over 20 years. He likens it to driving a car on a well-paved road with guardrails compared to a gravel road in snowy conditions. By implementing proper governance, businesses can ensure the agility and velocity they need to execute their mission using technology.

Unfortunately, the waste of cloud resources is a common issue. An estimated 30-40% of cloud spending is considered waste, often due to a need for understanding vendor discounts and spend optimisation opportunities. Cloud governance can address this issue by promoting the responsible use of cloud platforms and improving cost efficiency, security, controls, and visibility. With effective cloud governance, businesses can turn their cloud usage into an asset, delivering capabilities and value with a direct return on investment, and Concurrency partners with cloud computing platform Microsoft Azure to provide that. 

“The Azure cloud is a perfect partner for us to be able to deliver the necessary governed environment that applies the policies and controls that highly regulated organisations need, and then build on that,” says Lasnoski. “Azure provides the facility, bringing all the necessary tools in the toolbox to be able to address challenges.”

Concurrency offers a range of services to help businesses implement effective cloud governance. Their IT Service Management solutions aim to deliver outstanding user experiences and provide valuable insights, while IT Operations Management solutions help IT become a proactive business partner. IT Business Management solutions drive strategic portfolio planning and execution, aligning work with business priorities. With deep expertise in Microsoft technologies, Concurrency is well-equipped to help businesses effectively use the cloud to drive new revenue streams and reduce waste.

Proper cloud governance is essential for businesses looking to take advantage of the benefits of cloud technology. By working with a company like Concurrency, businesses can ensure that their cloud usage is a driving force for success, delivering capabilities and value with a direct return on investment. With the right approach, businesses can turn the challenges of cloud adoption into opportunities for growth and success.

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