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How cloud will change your company

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    Cloudcamp London 3 - Elastichosts - Richard Davies Cloudcamp London 3 - Elastichosts - Richard Davies Presentation Transcript

    • Richard Davies CEO, ElasticHosts Ltd 12 March 2009 How cloud will change your company
    • LifeCo – a life insurer built using cloud Portfolio modelling Online sales Call centre
      • Weekly simulation of portfolio scenarios
      • Infrastructure cloud capacity rented for 8 hours each week
      • Website run on hosting cloud
      • Automatic capacity scaling with customer use
      • Service agents use SaaS CRM over internet
      • Agents in office, at home & offshore
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features Modelling Online sales Call centre
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Failure resilient Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
    • How LifeCo benefits from cloud Easy partner access Automated scaling Unlimited capacity Failure resilient Green efficiency Modelling Online sales Call centre Low up-front costs Available everywhere Painless upgrades No IT deployment Best-in-class features
    • CEO view – Business made more flexible
      • Strategic gains…
      • IT no longer a drain for capex
      • Flexible workforce: in office, at home, on the road, offshore
      • Deeper commercial relationships
      Low up-front costs Available everywhere Easy partner access
    • CEO view – Business made more flexible
      • Strategic gains…
      • IT no longer a drain for capex
      • Flexible workforce: in office, at home, on the road, offshore
      • Deeper commercial relationships
      • … but watch out for:
      • Agile competitors using cloud to punch above their weight
      • Sticking with inflexible legacy IT
      Low up-front costs Available everywhere Easy partner access
    • CIO view – Reducing need for IT management
      • Strategic gains…
      • Minimal in-house IT effort needed with SaaS systems
      • Cloud vendors manage service levels and failover
      • No expensive hardware standing idle
      Best-in-class features No IT deployment Failure resilient Green efficiency
    • CIO view – Reducing need for IT management
      • Strategic gains…
      • Minimal in-house IT effort needed with SaaS systems
      • Cloud vendors manage service levels and failover
      • No expensive hardware standing idle
      • … but watch out for:
      • Legacy software being overtaken by SaaS used by competitors
      • Network downtime – increasingly critical
      • Vendor service levels and security policies – though usually sufficient
      Best-in-class features No IT deployment Failure resilient Green efficiency
    • CTO view – Innovation where it really matters
      • Strategic gains…
      • Continuous innovation can be delivered to the business
      • Development capacity freed up by reduced IT management
      • In-house infrastructure no longer a limit
      Painless upgrades Automated scaling Unlimited capacity
    • CTO view – Innovation where it really matters
      • Strategic gains…
      • Continuous innovation can be delivered to the business
      • Development capacity freed up by reduced IT management
      • In-house infrastructure no longer a limit
      • … but watch out for:
      • Working closely with the business to pick the places to innovate
      • Building the full stack to scale throughout
      Painless upgrades Automated scaling Unlimited capacity
    • Take-aways
      • Cloud will make your business more flexible, scalable and cost effective
      • Internal IT must refocus on innovation where it really matters to the business
      • Agile competitors are already using cloud to punch above their weight