Centralized vs decentralized budget model: Organizations must decide how they’re going to handle the budgeting. They’ll first need to determine whether to centralize or decentralize their budgeting for cloud infrastructure. For most enterprises, a centralized IT budget is best. But a conglomerate, holding company, or private equity firm might prefer decentralized budgets. The choice will have an impact on finance, operations, and budgeting as well as on how the organization manages the accounts and set up with the public cloud provider.
Products: The organization’s mix of revenue-generating vs non-revenue-generating products will have an impact on budgeting and reporting. Revenue-generating products should involve a P&L (profit and loss) for reporting, whereas non-revenue-generating products are cost centers but should still report on business value in some way (e.g., number of transactions processed, number of users supported).