Moving to the Cloud Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. Technology Symposium September 28th 2010
What we will cover today…
What is Cloud computing and what it means to you?
Software-as-a-Service implementations at Chesapeake
Microsoft Business Productivity Online Solution (BPOS)/ Exchange online
KnowledgeTree document management solution
Our roadmap: - Infrastructure-as-a-Service & application migration to cloud
What is the cloud?
What is Cloud Computing? Sources: “ A Break in the Clouds: Towards a Cloud Definition”, 2009; Vaquero, Rodero-Merino, Caceres, Linder "Above the Clouds: A Berkley View of Cloud Computing", 2009; UC Berkley Reliable Adaptive Distributed Systems Laboratory “ Clearing the air on cloud computing”, 2009; McKinsey & Company
Microsoft BPOS/ Exchange online
Migrated e-mail to a cloud environment with assistance of NPower DC. RFP to Google & Microsoft.
Scalability, cost reduction and ease of management
$3000/month ongoing savings
Outsourced e-mail migration to NPower
As easy as your personal Gmail or Yahoo accounts with look and feel of your Outlook
KnowledgeTree document management
Accounting AP, Invoices, cash receipts, document storage and archival solution
Hosted on Amazon Webservices
Eliminated 2 audit findings related to document management with this $4000/year solution (20 users/100 GB capacity)
Improved workflow with contract billing
As easy accessing your photos on Flikr or Picasa
Questions? Shyam Desigan CFO Volunteers of America Chesapeake [email_address]