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Simon Heath of The Final Step presents his session Are You Ready for The Cloud at Lasa's Powering Up The Third Sector Technology Conference at IBM Forum London, 14 November 2011

Simon Heath of The Final Step presents his session Are You Ready for The Cloud at Lasa's Powering Up The Third Sector Technology Conference at IBM Forum London, 14 November 2011

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    • Ready for the Cloud? Event hash tag: #lasatech11 Simon Heath simon@thefinalstep.co.uk Twitter @TheFinalStepIT www.linkedin.com/in/heathsimon www.thefinalstep.co.ukThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Event hash tag: #lasatech11 Guy Gregory guy@thefinalstep.co.uk Twitter @TheFinalStepIT www.linkedin.com/in/guygregory www.thefinalstep.co.ukThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? On – premise Cloud Internet connection Desktops / laptops / mobiles Servers Switches Applications: Word, Excel etc Install and configure Upgrades Patch and maintainThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Common elements • On-demand and self-managing • Shared resources • Quick scaling • Metered billing • Network accessThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Different types of cloud? • Software as a Service (SaaS) Application delivered over the Internet (often in a browser) • Platform as a Service (PaaS) Allows development and design of customised cloud solutions • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Servers, storage and networking delivered as a serviceThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? The Cloud Promise Pay less Manage less Get more Lower predictable No patching Security cost Pay for what you No maintenance Reliability use Capex to Opex No upgrades Free upgrades Low entry cost Less infrastructure Access Cash flow Scalability Less power GreenerThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? The Cloud reality “Dont be an early adopter too early… due diligence is a necessity when evaluating cloud and SaaS vendors to ensure theyre stable and reputable… If youre just starting out, don’t believe the hype that you have to move everything all at once” John Engates, CTO at RackspaceThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Key issue– Security You are legally responsible for your data. Yet you have given away control of it to someone else. So you’d better trust them.The Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Key issue– Data Putting your data in when starting Getting your data back out at end Compatibility Ownership Backup and recoveryThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Key issue– Strategy What is your IT Strategy for your organisation? How would a cloud solution help?The Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Key issue– Devices and Connectivity Speed of connection ADSL, SDSL, Leased Line, 3G Data availability DevicesThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? http://speedtest.microsoftonline.com/The Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Key issue– Contract Standard terms favour provider What happens at end? What happens if insolvency?The Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Who is the Cloud right for?The Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? How do you test the Cloud? • Pick strategically important areas • Run a trial • Make sure trial tests – key workers – key functionsThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk
    • Ready for the Cloud? Questions and Answers guy@thefinalstep.co.uk www.linkedin.com/in/guygregory simon@thefinalstep.co.uk www.linkedin.com/in/heathsimon Twitter @TheFinalStepIT www.thefinalstep.co.ukThe Final Step Tavistock House North, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HR T: 020 7572 0000 F: 020 7571 1699 E: contact@thefinalstep.co.uk