Cloud Computing for Small & Medium Businesses

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Cloud Computing for Small & Medium Businesses

  1. 1. B2B TechnologiesCloud Solutions for SMB<br />
  2. 2. B2B Technologies<br />Mission: To make our customers more competitive and profitable by delivering innovative information technology solutions that increase employee productivity.<br />Who we are: IT Professional Services firm specialized in delivering business productivity solutions using Microsoft technologies.<br />Microsoft Partner: <br />Gold Certified Partner since 2002<br />
  3. 3. Markets and Industries<br />Corporate: <br />SMB: 50-500 employees<br />Enterprise: 500–5000 <br />Public Sector:<br />Education<br />K12<br />Higher Ed<br />
  4. 4. Practices<br />SharePoint Portals & Collaboration<br />Exchange Messaging & Communication<br />Identity Management & Security<br />Business Intelligence<br />Cloud Services<br />
  5. 5. Cloud Computing – What is it?<br />Many interpretations and implementations<br />Most simply it is hosting business applications in an off-site data center<br />Users access with a browser over the Internet<br />Examples<br />CRM – Salesforce.com, Microsoft CRM<br />E-mail & Collaboration – Microsoft Office 365<br />ERP – NetSuite<br />Application & Computing Platform: Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure<br />
  6. 6. Cloud Computing – Why?<br /># 1 Cost Savings:<br />Cloud data centers are cheaper than yours because of economies of scale<br />Software<br />Hardware<br />People<br />Subscription licensing:<br />Only pay for exactly what you need when you need it<br />Capital costs move to Operational expense<br />
  7. 7. Why – Continued<br />Instant ability to scale and access additional computing capacity<br />Anywhere access: <br />Office, road, home<br />Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone<br />Availability of current state-of-the-art solutions: <br />Always using the latest and greatest versions<br />Likely more secure and more reliable than in-house data center<br />
  8. 8. Office 365<br />Cloud email with Microsoft Exchange<br />Simple integration with Outlook<br />SharePoint - #1 portal solution on the market<br />Public Website<br />Corporate intranet<br />Partner extranet<br />Office<br />Current versions of Office and Office Web Apps<br />Corporate IM and Live Meetings with Lync<br />
  9. 9. Office 365 - Reliability, Security, Compliance<br />Multi-dimensional approach to help safeguard services and privacy of data and mitigate risk<br />Premium anti-spam and antivirus protection provided by multiple virus scanning engines<br />Data replicated in data centers in multiple locations to protect against data center-wide failures.<br />Aligned with ISO 27001, SAS 70 Type I, FERPA, HIPPA, FISMA, EU Safe Harbor Seal<br />Guaranteed 99.9% SLA<br />
  10. 10. B2B Cloud Services<br />Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner: Certified expert consulting services to help businesses move to Office 365: <br />Quick-starts:<br />Assess<br />Migrate<br />Integrate<br />Train<br />Experience<br />Over 50 migrations<br />Over 250,000 users<br />

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