According to Gartner, Cloud services brokerage makes it easier, safer and more productive for companies to navigate, integrate, consume, extend and maintain Cloud services, particularly when they span multiple, diverse Cloud services providers.
The more complex a supply chain becomes and brokers place themselves as one element in that chain the more opaque the value chain becomes. Each level must be sure of the quality of other service providers. There is an inherent risk; if one element breaks down or fails to supply, the whole chain is in danger of collapse. The complex supply chain, then, could increase risk rather than decreasing it.
James Foster, chief technology strategist at SAS Australia, makes the point that, as far as he is concerned, it is the one-on-one relationship between the supplier and the customer which is vital. If brokers withdraw from the day-to-day activities of the Cloud-customer relationship once a deal is struck, including implementation, the CIO is back to dealing with a range of suppliers individually.
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