2013-06-18 Small Business Cloud Solutions

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Come learn about the different technology solutions and uses for cloud computing along with the financial impact this has on your organization. This session is focused on educating organizations on …

Come learn about the different technology solutions and uses for cloud computing along with the financial impact this has on your organization. This session is focused on educating organizations on the value of cloud computing and the supporting technologies currently offered in the market place.

Some of the areas we will cover include:

- Email and Document Management
- Back-up and Recovery
- Security and Continuity Planning

More in: Technology , Business
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  • 1. Thrive. Grow. Achieve.Small BusinessCloud SolutionsNate SollowayJune 18,, 2013
  • 2. WHAT’S ON TAP?• What is the Cloud?• Common uses for small businesses• Is it right for YOU?• Email Hosting• File Hosting• Case Studies• What is a Private Cloud?• Disaster Recovery• Q&A2
  • 3. WHAT IS THE CLOUD?3
  • 4. 4Say you just moved toa city, and you’relooking fora place to liveLet’s use a simple analogy
  • 5. RENT OR BUY?5YOU CAN EITHER BUILD A HOUSE OR RENT AN APARTMENT
  • 6. DECISIONS, DECISIONS…6IF YOU BUILD A HOUSE, THERE ARE A FEW IMPORTANT DECISIONSYOU HAVE TO MAKE
  • 7. 7But, you get a chance tocustomize ittileflooringRooffloor planlandscapingwindowslighting
  • 8. ONCE THE HOUSE IS BUILT, YOU’RERESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE8Hire LandscaperHeating and CoolingGutter CleaningWaterPay property taxHouse Keeping
  • 9. HOW ABOUT RENTING?9
  • 10. CONSIDER A BUILDER IN YOUR CITYBUILDS A MASSIVE NUMBER OFAPARTMENT UNITS10
  • 11. A UNIT CAN EASILY BE CONVERTED INTO 2, 3, 4 MORE UNITS11
  • 12. 12YOU CAN MAKE FEWER,SIMPLER DECISIONSYOU CAN START WITH ONE UNITAND GROW LATER, ORDOWNSIZE
  • 13. 13BUT… YOU DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF OPTIONS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR UNIT
  • 14. PAY AS YOU GOJUST PAY YOUR RENT AND UTILITIES14
  • 15. STAFF ARE ALREADY USING CLOUD15WEBMAILPERSONAL PICTURESVIDEOSPERSONAL FILESBANKING
  • 16. WHY USE THE CLOUD?EASY AND CONVENIENTLIKE BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THEIR DATA FROM WHATEVERCOMPUTER THEY ARE USINGEASE OF SHARING INFORMATION16
  • 17. DECISION MAKING17ARE YOU AT A POINT WHERE A CHANGE OF SOME SORT ISNECESSARY? IF SO, YOU MUST DECIDE ON A DIRECTION. IF NOT, YOUMAY CHOOSE TO WAIT IF YOU ARE NOT INCURRING SIGNIFICANTCOST OR PRODUCTIVITY LOSS BY STAYING IN YOUR CURRENTSITUATION.THE EXTERNAL ONE-TIME IMPLEMENTATION COSTS – HARDWARE,IMPLEMENTATION/MIGRATION COSTSTHE ONGOING COSTS - MONTHLY HOSTING FEES VS. SUPPORT STAFFSALARIES OR CONSULTANT FEES, ETC.AVAILABILITY OF STAFF TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND NETWORKADMINISTRATIONAVAILABILITY OF FACILITIES TO HOUSE ON-PREMISE SERVERSDESIRE TO SHARE INFORMATION ACROSS GEOGRAPHICBOUNDARIES AND RELATED COSTS - TRAVEL, TELECOMMUNICATIONSTO CONNECT MULTIPLE OFFICES, ETC.
  • 18. 18
  • 19. WHY IS THE CLOUD SO APPEALING?19
  • 20. FILE OFFERINGS20Sharing PC andMacCostDropbox Ok GREAT Free $240Dropbox Teams Good GREAT $795 +$125Private Cloud GREAT GOOD $300 -$1600 permonthOffice 365 Good Ok $120 peruserHostedSharepointGREAT Ok Varies
  • 21. EMAIL OFFERINGS21Support Outlook MacSupportCostGoogleAppsGood Good GREAT $100 (not$50)RAFFAHostedExchangeGREAT GREAT GREAT $126Office 365 Ok GREAT GREAT $120
  • 22. ORIGINAL CASE STUDY22
  • 23. HOSTED EMAIL OVER 5 YEARS231user10users15Users20Users25UsersGoogleApps$500 $5,000 $7,500 $10,000 $12,500RAFFAHostedExchange$615 $6,150 $9,225 $12,300 $15,375Office 365 $600 $6,000 $9,000 $12,000 $15,000
  • 24. RAFFA PRIVATE CLOUDTAKES YOU FROM THIS…24
  • 25. RAFFA PRIVATE CLOUDTO THIS!25
  • 26. RAFFA PRIVATE CLOUDCUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDSAS LOW AS $350 PER SERVERRAFFA CUSTOMER SERVICE PLANNING, DEPLOYING ANDSUPPORTING YOUR CLOUDMANAGED SERVICE FOR RAFFA CLIENTS26
  • 27. USING THE CLOUD FOR DISASTERRECOVERYOFFSITE BACKUPS INSTEAD OF TAPEREPLICATE YOUR NETWORK TO A PRIVATE CLOUD FOR FAILOVERCONTINUITY EVEN IF SERVERS ARE KEPT IN-HOUSE27
  • 28. QUESTIONS?28