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One Firm's Wild Ride to The Cloud

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One Firm's Wild Ride to The Cloud

  1. 1. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Keith Brooks - CIO CRGO Law IBM Champion One Firm’s Wild Ride to the Cloud STR-1022
  2. 2. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Patents, We do Patents! “Leading the world in innovation for 24 years in a row is a result of IBM’s unmatched commitment to innovation and R&D–reflected in this year’s new U.S. patent record, breaking the 8,000 barrier for the first time,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM’s chairman, President and CEO(January 2017)
  3. 3. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Directions and Progress 1. Domino.Doc - > Lotus Quickr -> IBM Connections Cloud Files 2. Lotus Notes, Domino, EasySync -> IBM Notes, Domino, Traveler -> IBM Connections Cloud Mail & Traveler 3. Lotus Sametime Basic-> IBM Sametime Meetings -> IBM Connections Cloud Chat and Meetings
  4. 4. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 2007 Lotus Notes/Domino R7 Domino.Doc R7 Lotus Sametime R7 Dell Win 2003 Servers Thinkpad Laptops EasySync In the Beginning
  5. 5. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 08 2008 Backups Put into Place Printer Replacements Upgraded to LND R8 Desktop ScanSnaps Everywhere iPhones Advancing
  6. 6. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 2009 Domino.Doc End of Life Legal Software Financial Software Expansion
  7. 7. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 10 2010 Server Failures LND R8.5 Rollout Lotus Notes Traveler iPads Mobility
  8. 8. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 2011 New Offices New Devices More Cabling Exchange Gateway Sametime Meetings Rollout Moving Time
  9. 9. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 12 2012 Routers and Firewalls Fail Move Again T-1s vs T-3s Domino.Doc Support Ends Moved to Quickr Meltdown
  10. 10. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Pre Cloud Times 1 2 1 0 0 8 2007 2008 2010 2012 2009 2011 Backups Put into Place Printer Replacements Upgraded to LND R8 Desktop ScanSnaps Everywhere iPhones Advancing Server Failures LND R8.5 Rollout Lotus Notes Traveler iPads Mobility Routers and Firewalls Fail Move Again T-1s vs T-3s Domino.Doc Support Ends Moved to Quickr Meltdown Lotus Notes/Domino R7 Domino.Doc R7 Lotus Sametime R7.x Thinkpad Laptops EasySync In the Beginning Domino.Doc EoL Legal Software Financial Software Expansion Moving Time
  11. 11. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 13 2013 Document Everything Growth in Clients Growth in Staff New Servers Quickr Implemented Plan for Mail and Sametime in the Cloud Backups
  12. 12. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 1/1 IBM Connections Cloud S1 (Includes Mail, Traveler, Chat and Meetings) I take Sabbatical, New IT Staff Expensive Lessons Learned To VDI…Or Not to VDI 2014
  13. 13. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 15 Initial Discussions about moving from Quickr to IBM Connections ….or something else MAC Rollout Starts Where to Next? 2015
  14. 14. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Testing, testing More Waiting Doc VMs shut down Veeam Setup MACs Permeate End of Quickr 2016
  15. 15. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 17 2017 Completed Quickr Migration to IBM Connections Cloud Consolidated Everything else on One File Server Almost(85%) Cloud
  16. 16. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 2018 Shut down Data Closet Go Cloud 100% Expand Connections Usage 100% Cloud?
  17. 17. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Modern Times and The Future 1 7 1 5 1 3 2013 2015 2017 2018 2014 2016 Document Everything Growth in Clients Growth in Staff New Servers Quickr Implemented Plan for Mail and Sametime in the Cloud Backups Initial Discussions about moving from Quickr to IBM Connections… or something else MAC Rollout Starts Where to Next? Completed Quickr Migration to IBM Connections Cloud Consolidated Everything else on One File Server Almost(85%) Cloud Shut down office equipment and go Cloud 100% Expand Connections Usage 100% Cloud? 1/1 IBM Cloud Mail We Split New IT Staff Expensive Lessons Learned To VDI…Or Not to VDI Testing, testing More Waiting Doc VM shut down Veeam Setup MACs Permeate End of Quickr
  18. 18. Design by www.presentationgo.com IBM Connect 2017 Lessons Learned Keep Pushing (IBM, Management, Staff, Yourself) Backup Everything for Everyone Always Be Testing Everything If money is an issue, you didn’t ask correctly Cloud is not the cheapest solution in the long term but it is the easier way to go
  19. 19. Thank you 19 Keith Brooks - CIO @lotusevangelist keith@crgolaw.com One Firm’s Wild Ride to the Cloud STR-1022 IBM Connect 2017

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