By: David Dean

Cloud Management Hall of Shame

Common cloud management practices that need to go away.

How does your cloud vendor score?

  •  Pay for the device but it stops working without subscriptions
  •  Business model is threatened by improved privacy laws
  •  Claim ownership of the data and rent "insights” back to customers
  •  Aggregate end-user metadata without informed consent
  •  No ability for customers to export their data
  •  No APIs for direct access to data
  •  Don’t allow customers to self-host
  •  Commingling customer data
  •  Send customer data to Big Tech using cookies, single sign-ons, and mapping APIs
  •  Only supports their own devices limiting your future options
  •  Customers have to sign an NDA about pricing