The intent of this document is to inform the reader about the five (5) key areas of costs savings that are associated with every Cloud infrastructure implementation. Each of the five areas will be defined in terms of their characteristics, the savings that your company would anticipate achieving based on the size of your environment and the data elements that need to be benchmarked and tracked to project and calculate the savings. The tracking and calculation of savings is a key element of any Cloud implementation program. We will also provide the list of underlying projects that comprise each cost saving area. These projects are the “action steps” that can be undertaken to obtain the savings for your organization.