Companies Taking Bad IT Habits Into Cloud, Says Gartner

Monday Jun 14th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Enterprises taking their "bad practices" from on-premises software into the cloud with them.

eWeek: SAAS (software-as-a-service) applications will remain a focus of the enterprise for some time to come, according to a new research note from analysis firm Gartner. However, along with that adoption, a number of companies have started engaging in the same “bad practices” with the cloud that marked their use of on-premises software, particularly with regard to shelfware.

“Shelfware as a service is the concept of paying for a software subscription that is not being accessed by the end user,” David Cearley, an analyst with Gartner, wrote in a June 14 statement. “This most commonly occurs in large organizations, but it could happen to any company, especially those that have downsized their workforce, or one that has oversubscribed to trigger a volume discount.”

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