Costs that hide behind the Cloud

When the Cloud burst into the technology world a few years ago, it seemed like an IT manager’s fantasy come true. It brought an ease of accessibility to IT which never existed before. Almost overnight, the stuff that previously took months to procure and setup, was available at the touch of a button (or the click of a mouse). Even better, there was no massive capital expenditure to worry about. The Cloud mantra “Only pay for what you use” seemed to loosen inhibitions and sometimes due diligence was ignored in the process.