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Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy Webinar

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Flexible growth, cost control, and mobility are just a few of the many great reasons to move to the cloud. However, the decision remains incredibly complex, requiring businesses to ensure they have and understand the information necessary to make an effective choice.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to develop a holistic cloud strategy for small-to-mid-sized businesses. Learn how to make a strategic move to the cloud by considering the hidden costs and common gotchas, appropriate infrastructure (from system inventory to connectivity), the right cloud solution, timing and contract review, and building the right team.

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Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy Webinar

  1. 1. 1WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy How to make a strategic move to the cloud
  2. 2. 2WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Director of Professional Services • Leads the technology team in developing innovative solutions to today’s complex technology challenges • Graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Bachelors), Purdue University (Masters), Stanford University (Masters), and IE Business School (MBA, Madrid, Spain) • Design Thinking Facilitator • Certified Project Management Professional • Fun fact: Once drove 35 hours straight across the country • Twitter: @caswelmo Mark Caswell
  3. 3. 3WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Agenda Cloud Computing 101 5 Steps to a Strategic Move to the Cloud Developing Your Holistic Cloud Strategy WEBINAR 1. 2. 3.
  4. 4. 4WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Cloud Computing 101
  5. 5. 5WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Cloud Computing “Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more – over the Internet (“the cloud”).” - Microsoft Overview
  6. 6. 6WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Top Five Benefits 1. Cost: Op Ex versus Cap Ex 2. Speed: Provisioning in Minutes 3. Scale: Elastic Scalability 4. Productivity: Renewed Focus for IT 5. Performance: Economies of Scale Cloud Computing Fully integrated and unified security solutions are enabling organizations to increase their trust in the security of public clouds. - Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky: The State of Cloud Adoption and Security
  7. 7. 7WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Types of Cloud Services Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Rental of IT infrastructure – servers and virtual machines, storage, networks, operating systems – from a cloud provider and pay as you go. Software as a Service (SaaS) Delivery of software applications over the Internet, on demand, and typically on a subscription basis. Platform as a Service (PaaS) Cloud services that supply on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering, and managing software applications.
  8. 8. 8WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Types of Cloud Deployment Public Cloud Owned and operated by third-party service providers, which deliver computing resources like servers and storage over the Internet. Hybrid Cloud Combination of public and private clouds, bound together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them. Private Cloud Cloud computing resources used exclusively by a business. Physically located on the company’s on-site datacenter. Third-party can host a businesses private cloud.
  9. 9. 9WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Common Cloud Misconceptions • “The cloud is not secure.” • “My data is not safe in the cloud because it’s accessible to everyone.” • “The cloud is expensive.” The cloud is secure, accessible anywhere, and flexible enough to adjust to organization’s needs. Reality of the Cloud
  10. 10. 10WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC 10 Summary The decision to move to the cloud is complex. A cloud-migration strategy is necessary to position your organization up for a successful move. Cloud Complexities
  11. 11. 11WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Making a Strategic Move to the Cloud
  12. 12. 12WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Making a Strategic Move to the Cloud Weighing the Decision to Move to the Cloud Determining the Right Time to Move to the Cloud Selecting the Right Cloud Solution Overcoming Commonly Overlooked Considerations Building the Right Team
  13. 13. 13WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Weighing the Decision to Move to the Cloud Is the cloud right for your organization? Category Reasons to Move Reasons to Wait Security Cloud is generally more secure (especially data centers) Maturity of the particular solution (sometimes a challenge with SaaS) Accessibility Mobile, always-on workforce Locked-down, on-premise activity only Scalability Growing, shrinking, or moving business Your business has periodicity No change is predicted over 5 to 7 years
  14. 14. 14WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Weighing the Decision to Move to the Cloud Is the cloud right for your organization? Category Reasons to Move Reasons to Wait Reliability Financially backed SLAs, 24/7 monitoring & support, redundant physical systems, automated failover Maturity of the particular solution (newer SaaS or young data centers) Business Continuity Single points of failure (people or systems) internally Unique requirements, emergency scenarios Cost Total cost of ownership, including risk Unique requirements, desire for high CapEx vs. OpEx
  15. 15. 15WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Hidden Costs and Savings Hidden Costs of On-Premise Solutions • Hard Costs: Power, Cooling, Physical Space • Licensing Costs: Non-Bundled Licensing and Support (Risk of audits) • Labor Costs: Maintenance and Support • Risks: Security and Business Continuity Hidden Costs of the Cloud • Hard Costs: Improved Connectivity • Labor Costs: Server Consolidation (Benefit) • Licensing Costs: Potential Increases or Decreases • Labor Costs: Requires Some Management • Risks: Business Viability Weighing the Decision to Move to the Cloud Managing the cloud is very different from managing traditional infrastructure. If managed properly, the cloud can drive cost savings.
  16. 16. 16WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Selecting the Right Cloud Solution Step 1: Determine the applications that can and cannot be moved to the cloud. (It’s important to do the due diligence.) Step 2: Cloud Selection Process. What solution does your organization need?
  17. 17. 17WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC
  18. 18. 18WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Selecting the Right Cloud Solution On-Premise Hybrid 100% Cloud From One Extreme to the Other
  19. 19. 19WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC IT Indicators • Traditional systems require regular patching and downtime. • Multiple failures have occurred with on- premise infrastructure or support • Data backups are expensive and complicated for specialized systems. • Hardware is nearing end of life or warranty expiration. • New technologies. Determining the Right Time to Move to the Cloud
  20. 20. 20WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Business Indicators • Business growth (or consolidation). • An office move or business merger. • Employees are increasingly working remotely or onsite at clients. • IT personnel changes have reduced time for maintaining systems. • Productivity issues are significantly affecting the bottom line. • Reduce risk of security or biz continuity Determining the Right Time to Move to the Cloud
  21. 21. 21WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC 21 ksmconsulting.com • Cloud = Disaster Recovery • Connectivity • Believing, “I don’t have to manage the cloud.” • No exit plan • Data ownership and security Common Gotchas Overcoming Commonly Overlooked Considerations
  22. 22. 22WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Building the Right Team • What skills do you have in house? • Solution Architecture • Technical Implementation • Ongoing Support and Maintenance • Project Management • Change and Cultural Management • What capacity does the team have? • Who is your executive sponsor? How To Evaluate Your Team
  23. 23. 23WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Why Partner? • Large datacenter and cloud migrations are a once-in-a-decade project. • Internal IT teams often lack first-hand experience leading organizations through a cloud migration. • Cloud migrations are not the same as a hardware refresh. • Migrating to the cloud is not cost effective if done improperly. Building the Right Team Partnering is essential to achieve best organizational outcomes.
  24. 24. 24WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Building the Right Team What to Look For in a Team • Third-Party Vantage Point • Technical and Cloud Expertise • Thoughtfulness • Due Diligence • Technical Support • Vendor Management • Post-Implementation Training
  25. 25. 25WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Developing Your Holistic Cloud Strategy
  26. 26. 26WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Creating Your Cloud Strategy Assessment, Discovery, and Requirements Solutioning Prototypes and Pilots Deliver Problem Definition Solution Concept Solution Design Value Delivered Delivering value across people, process, and technology.
  27. 27. 27WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Taking the First Step Cloud Strategy Assessment Develop a holistic cloud strategy. Phase 1: Assess Current State Phase 2: Gap Identification Phase 3: Cloud Roadmap Development
  28. 28. 28WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Summary
  29. 29. 29WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC 29 Summary The Big Takeaways 1 Moving to the Cloud is as much a Business Change as it is a Technical Change 2 Cloud Migrations are Complex: Take the Time to Tailor the Cloud Solution to Your Organization 3 Cloud Migrations are Complex: Make Sure You Have the Right Team to Make It Happen
  30. 30. 30WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC 30 Feel free to submit questions in the chat box on your screen. Webinar: Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy Questions?
  31. 31. 31WEBINAR Strategic Move to the Cloud ksmconsulting.com© 2017 KSM Consulting, LLC Thank you for attending! Determine the Right Cloud Strategy After the webinar, you'll have the opportunity to complete a Cloud Strategy Assessment questionnaire. Following, you'll have a complimentary in-person consultation about recommendations for your cloud strategy with our technology team. Mark Caswell P: 317.452.1700 E: mcaswell@ksmconsulting.com T: @caswelmo www.ksmconsulting.com

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