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Inaugural meeting of the Cloud Computing Executive Roundtable hosted by MPS Partners and the ITA.

Inaugural meeting of the Cloud Computing Executive Roundtable hosted by MPS Partners and the ITA.



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  • 1. ITA Cloud Computing Roundtable Series
    Forecasting the Future:
    The Promise and Reality of Cloud Computing
    January 21, 2010
  • 2. Table of Contents
  • 3. Evaluation
    Fill out the evaluation form and turn in at end of session
    Drawing will be held and winner will receive a complimentary MPS Partners Cloud Assessment & Report
  • 4. Who We Are
    As a team, we have been together providing management and technology solutions since 1987
    We are a premier Microsoft Solutions Partner known for our deep business and product expertise
    We are part of SPR Companies, a 30-year-old professional services firm headquartered in Chicago, IL
    We are known for our whitepapers, books and presentations throughout the Midwest
  • 5. Chair
  • 6. Co-Chair
  • 7. Mission
    Cloud Computing Roundtable Mission Statement
    To increase the knowledge and resources of IT leaders and professionals seeking to advance business performance by way of the cloud.
  • 8. Table of Contents
  • 9. What is Cloud Computing?
  • 10. Who does it?
  • 11. Cloud Computing Methods
    On Premise Software
  • 12. Table of Contents
  • 13. Cloud Pulse Survey
    • Twice a year survey to keep pulse on cloud computing and the IT Industry
    • 14. Partnered with Microsoft to develop survey questions and determine initial participants
    • 15. Maintained local focus for this round of the survey
  • Survey Respondents
  • 16. Survey Question
    Best Explanation of Cloud Computing
  • 17. Survey Question
    Cloud Computing Strategy
  • 18. Survey Question
    Cloud Computing Strategy – When?
  • 19. Survey Question
    Current Uses of Cloud Computing
  • 20. Survey Question
    Reasons for Adopting Cloud Computing
  • 21. Survey Question
    Greatest Hurdle to Launching Cloud Computing
  • 22. Survey Question
    Biggest Concerns with Cloud Computing
  • 23. Survey Question
    Influence of EAI Strategy on Cloud Integration Strategy
  • 24. Survey Question
    Importance of SOA Principles to Cloud Computing
  • 25. Survey Question
    Use of Middleware for EAI or SOA
  • 26. Survey Question
    Best Equipped Middleware Products for Integration with Cloud Computing
  • 27. Survey Question
    Effectiveness of Cloud Computing Platform Vendors
    Salesforce.com (31%)
    Google (27%)
    Windows Azure is an emerging cloud platform that seems to be gaining momentum
  • 28. Survey Question
    Cloud Computing Forecast Over Next 10 Years
  • 29. Key Survey Findings
    Cloud computing is a technology that has potential for widespread impact for IT organizations of all sizes.
    With only 34% of respondents noting that they currently have an actual cloud strategy, cloud computing remains more of a technology for conversation than implementation.
    66% of respondents do not have a cloud strategy, which tells us that IT organizations are hesitant to jump in without proof of cost savings
    Organizations have only touched the surface of the opportunities possible through cloud computing
    Low upfront investment and bottom-line savings seem to be important factors for cloud computing
  • 30. Key Survey Findings
    Most respondents noted application requirements as a hurdle to launching cloud computing.
    57% noted security as one of the biggest concerns
    There is a dichotomy between those who think cloud computing is an important new direction in enterprise computing and those who see it as just one way to operate.
    Just over half of the respondents (57%) believe cloud computing will revolutionize IT or that it will have a strong impact.
    Cloud adoption will be driven by 3 events (new applications, upgrades of existing application/ infrastructure, cost alignment mandates)
  • 31. Table of Contents
  • 32. What factors affect your organization’s strategy?
    Quicker Time To Market
    Flexibility to scale up and scale down quickly
    Dynamic storage requirements
    Global Reach
    Disaster Recovery
    Cloud Readiness
    Reduced Infrastructure Investment
    Reduced Operational Support Investment
    Low startup costs/Pay as you go
    Budget (Cap-x vs. Op-x)
    Reduced Total Cost of Ownership
  • 33. What factors must your organization take into account?
    Off premise/On premise integration
    Custom application complexity
    Purchased application support
    Provider support, SLA compliance
    Provider long term road map alignment
    Cloud Readiness
    Security (Application, Data)
    Shared infrastructure concerns
    Data location
    Data ownership
    Latency and bandwidth
    Staff training
  • 34. Open Discussion
    Where does your organization fit?
    Are you using the Cloud today? What are the benefits?
    What are your next steps?
    What questions of value could we include in the next survey? What do you want to know about the cloud?
    Do we need more questions or less?
  • 35. Table of Contents
  • 36. Evaluation
    Its time to collect the evaluations
    Winner will receive a complimentary MPS Partners Cloud Assessment & Report
  • 37. Next Meeting Topics
    For more information on this bimonthly roundtable:
    Visit: www.illinoistech.org
    Email: chris.kabat@mpspartners.com
    Join our LinkedIn group:
    ITA Cloud Computing Roundtable Discussion
    Participate in next survey
    Come to our next meeting on 3/18