Collaborate betterSimon May,Client and Cloud Evangelist
IntroductionBasics of collaborationDesigning Office 2010 deploymentLive DeploymentTea break
Setting up Office 365Office 365 enterprise overview       Configuring Office 365                for enterprise            ...
Change is faster than ever
Users drive IT change
Competition is ever tougher
Some are obvious choices
Entering new markets is easy
Small businesses can act big
Big business can act small
Flexibility is critical
Sharing ideas is critical
Being connected works better
Increasing expectations
My Blog:http://simon-may.comUK TechNet Blog: for IT Pros:
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  • Intro:NowThen  Looking at the current Cloud Computing market small business and ISPs and end user emergent trends and adoption rates
  • Rate of change is now faster than it’s every beenExamples: Time spent online in 2000 = 2.7h/week, 2010 = 18h/week or 666% increase!Examples: Active blogs 2000 = 12,000 , 2010 = 141 millionExamples: Daily SMS 2000 = 400,000, 2010 = 4.5 billionExamples: Storage 2000 = $10/gb, 2010 = 6cEnabled by a sharing economy that’s reduced word of mouth to mere secondsEnabled by technology where someone can decide to a masse all of human knowledge – then do itEnabled by our ability to build scaleEnabled by our ability to make things simple and abstract complexity
  • 3 out 5 employees don’t believe they need to be in the office to be productive95% of information workers report that they use a personal device at work – now45% of millennials world wide say they use social networking at work REGARDLESS of whether they are permitted or not!Enabled by not-quite ubiquitous connectivityDriven by user desires to do everything in the most convenient way for themDriven by user desire to be able to do what the person next to them doesDriven by user desire to work togetherDriven by user expectation that things are easy
  • In 2009 – which is when the last UK statistics are available for – 4.8 employing 22m peopleA potential double dip, worrying export levels, tough lending environment are causing only the best SMEs to succeed
  • Front end web services are an obvious choice to move to cloud technology as are email systems. Royal Mail have moved over 28,000 employees to the Microsoft BPOS as have small companies like Shine Therapies who provide occupational, speech and language therapies in the NW of england
  • Agility and responsiveness are becoming more overwhelming drivers than simply saving moneyMoving into new markets in new parts of the world is simpleNiels Bohr once said – “making predictions is difficult – especially about the future” Businesses can easily explore a new market because the attendant risk of doing so is greatly reduced as a result of not having to invest in infrastructure to enable the explorationExample: Esri a company that creates complex geographic relationship models for industry and government has been able to move into new markets because they haven’t had to invest in infrastructure in each region they want to explore
  • One man in a container can have the appearance of a massive company and he’s able to enter markets and do things.Exceedra – a start up that helps manufacturers feeding supply chains to know what to sell in and at what price is helping companies like Hiniken, Pirelli and Revlon understand what they need to place into the channel. They’re small with staff count countable on fingers and toes, but they act like a massive company attracting massive clients.
  • Massive companies can do things that would have been very difficult previously because of their scale, like exploit a new market where once it would have been too expensive.Associated Press – built the News Reader application to try to attract readers from traditional paper press to digital, they wouldn’t have been able to try something like that with an unproven record without the ability to control scale and cost with the cloud
  • The ability to expand and contract resources is the only way to enable that need to grow and shrink and it’s the only way to deal with Risk metrics, bursting into the cloud to do Monte Carlo simulations – working out the risks that can affect asset prices over a variety of time horizons.
  • What we’re seeing is that sharing is essential to them, sharing with both those internally and externally –it’s no good if they send a business proposal to a client and they can’t open the document.It’s essential to be able to express ideas with the clarity with which they intended, it’s life or death, mortgage payment or default at times. It’s not good getting a graph that looks like it was created in 2000 when everyone else is pitching in 2011.
  • Lets be honest compliance policies and legislation haven’t quite caught up yet.Enter Hybrid as a deployment method
  • 2013 1/3rd of the worlds workforce will be mobileChinese millennials spend 34 hours a week using social toolsData is expanding at 40x per year, IT professionals by just 1.4x
  • People are able to and want to do more themselves – self service is coming of age, market places app stores.There’s an expectation that you can do things yourself you couldn’t have done before.
  • Collaborate better

    1. 1. Collaborate betterSimon May,Client and Cloud Evangelist
    2. 2. IntroductionBasics of collaborationDesigning Office 2010 deploymentLive DeploymentTea break
    3. 3. Setting up Office 365Office 365 enterprise overview Configuring Office 365 for enterprise Q&A
    4. 4. Change is faster than ever
    5. 5. Users drive IT change
    6. 6. Competition is ever tougher
    7. 7. Some are obvious choices
    8. 8. Entering new markets is easy
    9. 9. Small businesses can act big
    10. 10. Big business can act small
    11. 11. Flexibility is critical
    12. 12. Sharing ideas is critical
    13. 13. Being connected works better
    14. 14. Mobility
    15. 15. Increasing expectations
    16. 16. My Blog:http://simon-may.comUK TechNet Blog: for IT Pros:
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