The Cloud Strategy Workshop is often one of the first steps in your journey to the Cloud. It represents the Strategy Phase of our Service Methodology. We start by understanding your business and your current processing environment. We provide insight to existing Cloud solutions and recommend specific applications or processes that would benefit from a move to the Cloud with a focus on demonstrating expected ROI.
We conduct a half-day highly interactive on-site Cloud Business Strategy Workshop with the goal of obtaining better knowledge of how Cloud Computing may help your organization and determine if there is value in pursuing a Cloud-based solution. The objectives of this Workshop are:
Prior to the actual Workshop, Purposeful Clouds distributes a Pre-workshop Questionnaire. Your answers to this questionnaire assist us in the collection of important business and IT information.
We also hold a Kick-off Call to establish the roles and responsibilities, logistics, schedules and high-level goals for the workshop.
The Workshop begins with a short educational presentation to level-set the group and provide topics for additional discussion. It serves to educate you on the Cloud Computing market to foster a more meaningful dialogue around your specific areas of opportunity that would best leverage the value of the Cloud. While the topics can vary based on your specific situation and needs, usually the topics of discussion include:
After the Workshop, we analyze the information provided and prepare the deliverables. We may have a few specific questions which we will ask via a scheduled conference call.
This brief executive-level report covers the scope, approach, high-level findings and recommendations identified during the Workshop for the benefit of your senior management.
This report has detail from the Workshop including:
We deliver a summary presentation highlighting the findings of the Workshop in a 1-2 hour on-line meeting a few days after the Workshop.
An essential and usual next step after a Cloud Strategy Workshop is a Cloud Opportunity Assessment Service to do a deeper dive into the specific opportunities discovered in the Workshop. We may also recommend a Cloud Security and Compliance Assessment Service based on the level of data security requirements discovered in the Workshop. If appropriate, we may additionally recommend a training program tailored to your specific needs from the Purposeful Clouds Academy.