Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
“How To Take Advantage Of Cloud And
Mobile Computing To Cut IT Costs And
Boost Productivity WITHOUT Exposing
Your Company ...
• What cloud computing is in simple terms, and how it can give
you instant disaster recovery, a significant increase in pr...
How To Be Smart, Strategic And Intentional With
Your IT Decisions To Maximize Profits, Boost
Productivity, Fuel Growth, Mi...
How To Get A Strategic
Network Assessment And
Mobile Device Policy
Template For Your
Business (A $517 Value)
Absolutely FR...
Who the Heck Is Denis Wilson?
“I am a veteran technology strategist who specializes in
developing highly effective network...
The Evolution Of IT: A Brief History
So What IS Cloud Computing?
The Internet and cloud computing is to
computing what the electrical grid and
electric company...
Cloud Versus On-Premise Networks
Consideration Cloud On-Premise
IT Infrastructure
Fewer Or No Internal Resources,
Speciali...
Burden’s Wheel
In 1851, in a field beside an
ironworks in upstate New York,
Henry Burden built the largest
and most powerf...
Burden’s Wheel
By the early years of the
twentieth century (50 years
later) this once-world- class,
cutting edge technolog...
The Same Technological Revolution Is Happening
Today With Mobile And Cloud Computing:
Like Burden’s Wheel, the days of the...
In Fact, You’re Already Using
Cloud Computing And Mobile Devices:
• Google search engine (Google Maps, AdWords, etc.)
• Fa...
But How Does It Work?
A Quick Non-Techie Overview:
What Is Cloud Computing?
A “collective virtual
computer” that uses
econ...
Cloud Computing And Mobile Devices
Work Hand In Hand
Why So Many Businesses Are Choosing
Mobile & Cloud Computing Vs. The Traditional
Server-Workstation Network:
Benefits Of M...
Why So Many Businesses Are Choosing
Mobile & Cloud Computing Vs. The Traditional
Server-Workstation Network:
Benefits Of M...
Client Case Studies
How Our Clients Are Being
Smart And Strategic With Cloud
And Mobile Computing
Tony, Joe and Mark are the partners of a very successful
environmental consulting company servicing major
developers in So...
Solution:
• Installed an entirely NEW infrastructure hybridized with the
cloud without requiring a large purchase of new h...
Their Comments:
“We decided that we wanted to minimize costly
infrastructure investment and allow our team to
collaborate ...
Steve Elchyshyn is the CEO of a very successful
manufacturing company servicing aerospace manufacturers
all around the US,...
Solution:
• Upgraded him to an entirely NEW infrastructure hybridized
with the cloud without requiring a large purchase of...
His Comments:
“I’m very conservative and was skeptical of going
to the cloud and mobile solution when Denis first
recommen...
Chris Johnson is the CEO of a regional non-profit company
servicing school children in Los Angeles, with 100 FT and
400 PT...
Solution:
• Upgraded his 4 server network to 1 virtualized (4 virtual)
server.
• Added a small inexpensive NAS to act as a...
His Comments:
“I had worked with Denis before at the Red Cross
of Ventura County and knew I could trust him. He
brought us...
I want to use mobile devices? How?
What about the risks? Control?
It’s Not All Sunshine And Roses…
The Dangers
Of Mobile Computing
There are a growing number of
“ambulance chaser” attorneys
going after employers with “non-
exempt” hourly wage workers; i...
Employers are now
liable for accidents
caused by employees
using mobile devices
while driving or
operating machinery.
Mobi...
A recent report from
McAfee shows an
astonishing rise in
malware designed to
attack mobile devices,
from 792 samples in 20...
If A Device Is Lost Or Stolen,
And The Data Was NOT
Encrypted, You May Have
Violated A California Data
Breach Law
• In Cal...
A writer once asked a literary
agent, “What kind of writing
pays the most?” Her answer
was simple:
“Ransom notes.”
That's ...
Bottom Line:
You Need A Mobile Device
Policy For Your Business!
But What Does That Look Like?
A Written Policy:
 Who owns the device?
 Do you want to allow employees to bring their own devices to work (BYOD)?
 Wha...
A Written Policy Is Not Enough!
You Also Need “Locks” On The Door:
 Security protections enforced, such as strong passwor...
• If you are facing a network refresh, should you consider cloud computing? Is an on-
premise server the best way to go? I...
• Step 1: Where Are You?
What’s lacking? What limitations are making it difficult to work? What
applications, systems and ...
• Provide a complete Network Assessment based on
Industry Best Practices. So you can see what is
happening good and bad.
•...
Get
• Microsoft Office 365 Business trial
• Mobile Device Policy template
• Network Assessment free offer
We will email yo...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

What is the Cloud: and how does it reduce cost by 50%

299 views

Published on

What is cloud computing. The pros and cons of using cloud or on-premises computing. The right mobile devices. Critical policies and protections.

Published in: Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

What is the Cloud: and how does it reduce cost by 50%

  1. 1. “How To Take Advantage Of Cloud And Mobile Computing To Cut IT Costs And Boost Productivity WITHOUT Exposing Your Company To Security Breaches, Damaging Litigation And Rogue (Or Careless) Employees” What is the “Cloud” and how does is reduce technology costs by 50%
  2. 2. • What cloud computing is in simple terms, and how it can give you instant disaster recovery, a significant increase in productivity and lower IT costs. • The pros and cons of choosing cloud computing over the server in the closet for your next network upgrade or refresh. • How to choose the RIGHT mobile devices for you and your employees to work remotely. • Critical policies, procedures and protections EVERY business must have in place NOW before allowing employees to use mobile devices. • New legal issues introduced with mobile computing, and how to reduce or eliminate your risk. • Answers to your questions. Today We’re Going To Cover
  3. 3. How To Be Smart, Strategic And Intentional With Your IT Decisions To Maximize Profits, Boost Productivity, Fuel Growth, Minimize Waste And Significantly Reduce Your Exposure To Risk (Versus Taking A Random And Haphazard Approach, Which Is What MOST Businesses Do) Ultimately We’re Going To Cover…
  4. 4. How To Get A Strategic Network Assessment And Mobile Device Policy Template For Your Business (A $517 Value) Absolutely FREE. Bonus! Hang On Until The End And Get This FREE!
  5. 5. Who the Heck Is Denis Wilson? “I am a veteran technology strategist who specializes in developing highly effective network and computing systems for small businesses that provide professional services or high-technology products.”  Been working with Microsoft and their clients for over 20 years  Certified by Microsoft on cloud computing or hybrid systems  Very knowledgeable in vertical markets like construction, engineering, architecture, manufacturing, and the like  Author and speaker on the subject of SMB technology for SCORE, SBDC, EDCs, SBA, and a variety of business associations Denis Wilson Solutions Architect www.dwpia.com
  6. 6. The Evolution Of IT: A Brief History
  7. 7. So What IS Cloud Computing? The Internet and cloud computing is to computing what the electrical grid and electric company is to plugging in your coffee maker: A more convenient and less expensive way to access the information, “computing power” and applications you need.
  8. 8. Cloud Versus On-Premise Networks Consideration Cloud On-Premise IT Infrastructure Fewer Or No Internal Resources, Specialization Or Infrastructure Established IT Support Required With A Solid Security and Backup Solution In Place Access Via A Web Browser Or Other Mobile Device Client Server Workstations For Onsite Or Citrix For Remote Company Profile And Costs Companies Who Want To Lower Or Eliminate Infrastructure Capital Expenditures (Startups) And Need An Affordable “Pay As Needed” Model For Computing Resources (Operating Expense) Established Organizations Who Have The Ability To Make IT Investments (CapEx) In The Form Of Software And Infrastructure Workforce Those With A High Turnover Or Seasonal Workforce Who Want A “Pay As You Go” Model Those With An Relatively Stable Workforce With Little Turnover, Expansion Or Contraction Office Setup Those Who Want To Have A Remote Workforce To Avoid The Overhead Of A Large Office, Or Who Have Workers In The Field Those With An Established Office Location With Workers Who Are Not In Remote Offices Or Offsite Ongoing Support Services Minimal; Business Process Consulting Required Software Upgrades Every 24-36 Months, Security And Backups Must Be Maintained And Monitored Continually Implementation Time And Costs Varies By Project But Tends To Be Faster Than On- Premise; New Users And Resources Can Be “Turned On” Or Off Quickly And Easily Varies By Project, But Tends To Be More Involved With A Longer Implementation Time Backup And Disaster Recovery Built In; Instant Business Continuity Backup Must Be A Separate Offsite Component; Security Is Maintained On-Prem
  9. 9. Burden’s Wheel In 1851, in a field beside an ironworks in upstate New York, Henry Burden built the largest and most powerful industrial water wheel in the world. At top speed, this 600 foot, 250 ton behemoth could produce 500 horsepower that generated enough electricity to power the tools in his factory.
  10. 10. Burden’s Wheel By the early years of the twentieth century (50 years later) this once-world- class, cutting edge technology was abandoned, rusting in a field of overgrown grass. Ouch!
  11. 11. The Same Technological Revolution Is Happening Today With Mobile And Cloud Computing: Like Burden’s Wheel, the days of the on-premise server are numbered: • We now live in a world driven by “apps.” • The trend toward cloud and mobile computing is driving one of the largest, fastest shifts in consumer behavior in the last 40 years, with the rate of adoption outpacing the PC revolution of the 80’s and Internet boom of the 90’s. • Of the 250 million people in the US over the age of 14, it’s estimated that 235 million of them have a mobile device. • Most software companies are moving towards a cloud-based, SaaS model (software-as-a-service), which has a six-times faster growth rate than traditional software licensing.
  12. 12. In Fact, You’re Already Using Cloud Computing And Mobile Devices: • Google search engine (Google Maps, AdWords, etc.) • Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter • Constant Contact, AWeber, and MailChimp • Gmail, Hotmail and free e-mail services • Online banking • Zoomerang, Survey Monkey • Every ATM and credit card machine you use • Question: You’re already using cloud computing and mobile devices, but are you being SMART and STRATEGIC about it?
  13. 13. But How Does It Work? A Quick Non-Techie Overview: What Is Cloud Computing? A “collective virtual computer” that uses economies of scale to provide you IT resources, tools and applications “on demand” like a utility via the web.
  14. 14. Cloud Computing And Mobile Devices Work Hand In Hand
  15. 15. Why So Many Businesses Are Choosing Mobile & Cloud Computing Vs. The Traditional Server-Workstation Network: Benefits Of Moving To The Cloud: • Lowers hardware costs • Device agnostic, giving you incredible flexibility and freedom • Lowers IT support costs • Frees you to access applications from any device • Access your desktop anywhere, anytime • Built-in disaster recovery and business continuity • Only pay for what you need and use (utility pricing)
  16. 16. Why So Many Businesses Are Choosing Mobile & Cloud Computing Vs. The Traditional Server-Workstation Network: Benefits Of Mobile Computing: • Makes it incredibly easy to work and be productive when traveling, working from home, in the field, or other “out of office” location. • Mobile devices tend to be cheaper than traditional workstations and are preferred by many workers. • Some companies are opting for a BYOD (bring your own device) policy to eliminate the cost of supplying each worker with a PC, and the related support costs.
  17. 17. Client Case Studies How Our Clients Are Being Smart And Strategic With Cloud And Mobile Computing
  18. 18. Tony, Joe and Mark are the partners of a very successful environmental consulting company servicing major developers in Southern California, with 20 employees and 2 locations. Current Situation: • Were a startup and had no infrastructure. • Needed a way to allow employees to work from their homes during at any time. • Had to have a way of sharing key files to everyone no matter where they were. • Had to have control and security over documents at all times Case Study: Meridian Consultants LLC
  19. 19. Solution: • Installed an entirely NEW infrastructure hybridized with the cloud without requiring a large purchase of new hardware (1 small server). • Added a small inexpensive server to act as a local backup, centralize specialized software, and “Plan B” in the event of an Internet outage or slowness. • All employees have a laptop and a smart phone • Made available remote access to the server so that key employees work at remote sites when needed • Controlled cost by incrementally grew network as needed • Allowed them to add and remove users • Gave them an instant disaster recovery plan. Case Study: Meridian Consultants LLC
  20. 20. Their Comments: “We decided that we wanted to minimize costly infrastructure investment and allow our team to collaborate real time from anywhere. But this was all new to us and we were not sure about vendors. Looking back, we made the right decision. Denis brought the right vendors to the table. We only had one issue with a vendor, and yet we built a $5 million company with over 20 employees in 3 years.” Case Study: Meridian Consultants LLC
  21. 21. Steve Elchyshyn is the CEO of a very successful manufacturing company servicing aerospace manufacturers all around the US, with 10 employees and 1 location. Current Situation: • Had an old, outdated network that desperately needed to be upgraded. • Needed a way to allow employees to work from their homes during peak times. • Had a seasonal, part-time workforce he needed to support for a few months out of the year. • Costs for new hardware, software and the upgrade project were in the $23,000 range. Case Study: Cutting Edge Mfg.
  22. 22. Solution: • Upgraded him to an entirely NEW infrastructure hybridized with the cloud without requiring a large purchase of new hardware (1 small server). • Added a small inexpensive server to act as a local backup, centralize specialized software, and “Plan B” in the event of an Internet outage or slowness. • Made available remote access to the server so that key employees work at home when needed • Saved him $4,865 on IT costs in year one, with a total savings of $13,698 over 3 years. • Allowed him to add and remove users quickly without having to purchase full-blown software licenses and workstations. • Added a hosted disaster recovery plan. Case Study: Cutting Edge Mfg.
  23. 23. His Comments: “I’m very conservative and was skeptical of going to the cloud and mobile solution when Denis first recommended it. But the cost savings were just too hard to ignore, and since Denis was recommended to me by a trusted friend, I decided to go for it. In hindsight, this turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only does this drastically lower our IT costs (which go right to the bottom line) but it has made it infinitely easier for my team to work and get things done.” Case Study: Cutting Edge Mfg.
  24. 24. Chris Johnson is the CEO of a regional non-profit company servicing school children in Los Angeles, with 100 FT and 400 PT employees and 34 locations. Current Situation: • Had an ancient network that needed to be replaced immediately. • Needed to connect with employees at remote locations with limited network access. • Had a part-time workforce he needed to support for a the school year. • Costs for new hardware, software and the upgrade project were in the $88,000 range. Case Study: Woodcraft Rangers
  25. 25. Solution: • Upgraded his 4 server network to 1 virtualized (4 virtual) server. • Added a small inexpensive NAS to act as a local backup. • Provided remote access to the server so that employees at school sites could immediately upload attendance data so that it could be collated and invoices immediately • Saved him $8,860 on IT costs in year one, with a total savings of $28,643 over 3 years. • Allowed him to add and remove users quickly without having to purchase full-blown software licenses and workstations. • Gave them a built-in disaster recovery plan. Case Study: Woodcraft Rangers
  26. 26. His Comments: “I had worked with Denis before at the Red Cross of Ventura County and knew I could trust him. He brought us a solutions that was customized for our needs without having to pay a lot for that customization. As a non-profit the bottom line is everything.” Case Study: Woodcraft Rangers
  27. 27. I want to use mobile devices? How? What about the risks? Control?
  28. 28. It’s Not All Sunshine And Roses… The Dangers Of Mobile Computing
  29. 29. There are a growing number of “ambulance chaser” attorneys going after employers with “non- exempt” hourly wage workers; if the employee is simply checking e- mail after hours, and you don’t compensate them, you are in violation of employment laws. Mobile Computing Dangers On The Rise…
  30. 30. Employers are now liable for accidents caused by employees using mobile devices while driving or operating machinery. Mobile Computing Dangers On The Rise…
  31. 31. A recent report from McAfee shows an astonishing rise in malware designed to attack mobile devices, from 792 samples in 2011 to 36,699 in 2012, just one year later! Malware: A Rapidly Growing Concern
  32. 32. If A Device Is Lost Or Stolen, And The Data Was NOT Encrypted, You May Have Violated A California Data Breach Law • In California, “personal information” is considered a person’s first name or first initial and last name in combination with a driver’s license number, social security number, or any information (including logins and passwords) related to financial records (credit cards, access codes, passwords, etc.). Mobile Computing Dangers On The Rise…
  33. 33. A writer once asked a literary agent, “What kind of writing pays the most?” Her answer was simple: “Ransom notes.” That's sort of what's happening in the cybercrime world — sensitive data in the wrong hands is used to extort money. Mobile Computing Dangers On The Rise…
  34. 34. Bottom Line: You Need A Mobile Device Policy For Your Business! But What Does That Look Like?
  35. 35. A Written Policy:  Who owns the device?  Do you want to allow employees to bring their own devices to work (BYOD)?  What web sites and applications can your employees access on the device? Are they permitted to download games, apps, etc.?  Can employees use the device for personal use? If so, how and when?  If the device is lost or stolen, who pays for the replacement?  What data and information may the employee have on the device?  Can employees legally work after hours?  Strict rules around employees using the device while driving or operating machinery, or after hours.  Strict rules specifying that employees may not “jailbreak” or “root” the device, or update it with 3rd party versions of the operating system.  Strict rules detailing what employees must do if the device is lost, stolen or otherwise compromised (report it immediately!).  What are the penalties for NOT following the policy? One Key Piece Of Your Strategic IT Plan: Your Mobile Device Policy
  36. 36. A Written Policy Is Not Enough! You Also Need “Locks” On The Door:  Security protections enforced, such as strong passwords and pin codes to unlock the device, encryption of data, etc.  A remote “kill” switch if the device is lost or stolen.  Monitoring software and content filtering to enforce company policy.  Backup of the data on the device. One Key Piece Of Your Strategic IT Plan: Your Mobile Device Policy
  37. 37. • If you are facing a network refresh, should you consider cloud computing? Is an on- premise server the best way to go? Is there a hybrid option that would better serve you? • Is your network REALLY secure? How protected are you from a hacker attack, rogue employee, virus or dozens of other threats? Are your employees educated on security best practices? Do you have ways of enforcing certain security policies? • Are all of your most important files, data and systems being backed up? How fast could you recover your systems if necessary? What about 3rd party cloud vendors hosting e-mail, web sites, client data, etc.? • Are you making the best, most cost-effective decisions regarding IT hardware, software and systems, or are you throwing money away? • What is your tolerance for RISK? Are you willing to introduce a BYOD option, or would you prefer not to allow employees to work remotely, from home or using their own devices? This Is Only The Beginning…
  38. 38. • Step 1: Where Are You? What’s lacking? What limitations are making it difficult to work? What applications, systems and information are NOT easily shared? How are employees working now? What works, what doesn’t? Where are you exposed to risk? • Step 2: What Do You Want To Be Able To Do? Clarify your specific business objectives on what you want to accomplish and the specific risk tolerance you have: what you want to enable employees to do, how you want to work, where productivity roadblocks are, etc. • Step 3: How Are We Going To Get There? What’s the most effective and efficient way to achieve your business goals and maximize productivity? How do we minimize or eliminate risks? 3 Steps To A Strategic IT Planning Consultation Session:
  39. 39. • Provide a complete Network Assessment based on Industry Best Practices. So you can see what is happening good and bad. • Provide an Action Plan for upgrading your network to utilize cloud and mobile technologies where appropriate, based on your specific situation, budget, goals, risk tolerance, work preferences, etc. • Provide a Documentation Plan for creating the set of documents for your network plan, your policy manual, and employee liability plan. • Provide a Training Plan for all employees Here’s What This Will Do For You:
  40. 40. Get • Microsoft Office 365 Business trial • Mobile Device Policy template • Network Assessment free offer We will email you everything (A $517 value) Absolutely FREE. Just fill out the Seminar Review form and add your email address. FREE!

×