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  • 1. Using Cloud Computing to Weather an Economic Storm February 2009 Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 2. 2 Presentation Overview Datastay - Our Experience with the Cloud and SaaS What is cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) ? Defining the Economic Storm Weathering your Economic Storms with Cloud Computing Summary Questions and Discussions Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 3. 3 Datastay | Our experience with the Cloud and Software as a Service Datastay has been providing SaaS (on-demand) solutions since 2003 Offer several on-demand business applications including:  Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)  Quality Management  New Product Introduction  Residential Developer Sales and Service Management Offer custom on-demand business applications Each application is built and delivered on our technology platform Our customer profile shows we have experience in this area  Markets served include industrial manufacturing, automotive, technology, residential development and construction, import / exporter, consulting  Customers range from publicly traded companies to 3 person start-ups Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 4. 4 What is the cloud? The cloud is the symbol used to represent the internet Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 5. 5 What is cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (Saas)? The not-so-formal “business definition” of software-as-a-service You don’t buy the software you use, you pay to access it You access the software through the Internet from anywhere You don’t need to buy servers and infrastructure to run the software You don’t need internal technical staff to support the software The not-so-formal “business definition” of cloud computing You access computer technology through the Internet You access these technologies as-a-service You don’t need to have any special knowledge of, expertise in, or control over the technology infrastructure quot;in the cloudquot; that supports them Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 6. 6 Defining the Economic Storm The Macro Storm The current economic situation affects companies across the board You cannot control macro-storms they are structural in nature You must strategically adapt in order to weather them The Micro Storm The micro storms affects your business specifically  competition, product maturation, quality issues, increased regulation Micro storms often hit when you least expect them You can avoid, control, or weather micro-storms through the strategic choices you make The purpose of technology is to support you in achieving your strategic goals Your choice and approach to technology can directly affect the success of your strategy and your ability to “weather the storms”. Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 7. 7 Weathering the Economic Storm The business press talks about what companies need to do to succeed/survive in the current economy – it often reads like a list of cloud computing benefits Control Costs Adapt and Embrace Faster Mitigate Risks Focus on Strengths Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 8. 8 Leverage the Cloud to Control and Reduce Costs Control and Reduce Costs Drive organizational cost savings through technology Cloud solutions are generally lower total cost of ownership options  Lower upfront investment  Minimal or no dedicated internal IT resources required  No need to purchase and maintain hardware or software infrastructure  Fees are based on usage Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 9. 9 Leverage the Cloud to Adapt and Embrace Faster Adapt and Embrace Faster Rapid deployment leads to faster-time-to-value Rapid deployment allows companies to embrace opportunities and avoid threats more quickly Rapidly deploy technology to facilitate organizational innovation Deployments can be rapidly scaled, either up or down, to support changing strategic objectives or market conditions  Usage  Functionality Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 10. 10 Leverage the Cloud to Mitigate Risks Mitigate Risks Much easier to run pilot programs and try before you buy The cloud makes it easier to experiment Less risk without a large upfront investments Avoid lock-in (don’t catch a falling knife) Fix your technology related costs and avoid unforeseen IT pitfalls Contract your level of service Better address information security Pay for what you use Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 11. 11 Leverage the Cloud and Focus on Core-Competencies Focus on Core Competencies What can you afford? What is the breadth of your skill set? Reduce the resources tied to managing technology Apply greater resources to your profit centers (what makes you money) A zero, one, two, or 100 person IT team can benefit from offloading non- revenue generating IT tasks  Application and server upgrades  Managing multiple vendors Better align IT resources with business goals Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.
  • 12. 12 Summary Cloud computing can help you weather current and future economic storms Remember its about the strategy, secondly about technology There are a multitude of cloud computing offerings that you can take advantage of The technology and the delivery model can help you implement your strategy and achieve your goals Cloud computing is not just about providing you a better alternative, it allows you to do things you may not have been able to in the past Michael Lieberman | Business Development Specialist • mlieberman@datastay.com • 1.866.980.DATA Build Success.