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Thought Leadership

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Cloud Thought Leadership

An important part of moving to the Cloud is keeping all of your stakeholders aware of why you are moving to the Cloud, how you intend to do it, and what you are doing to identify and mitigate risk. These stakeholders include:

  • Your senior management
  • IT personnel involved in the journey to the Cloud
  • Users of the workloads moving to the Cloud
  • Auditors
  • Compliance regulators
  • Partners
  • Customers
  • Stockholders

We can help you craft and, if desired, deliver the right message to get and keep these important people on board with your journey to the Cloud.

We do this with live sessions tailored to your specific situation and audience. These sessions can be done where the audience works or can use the Internet for remote delivery to reduce or eliminate travel time and cost. They can be modified to fit a variety of times and situations, from very formal presentations followed by a question and answer session to very informal highly interactive sessions. Audience size can range from 1 to 1,000, although formality increases with audience size by necessity. Sessions normally are between 45 and 90 minutes in length, depending on the audience, the message, and the level of interactivity desired.

We currently have existing sessions in four areas:

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Business Value

This session covers topics including:

  • The compelling business value of the Cloud
  • An easy to understand definition of Cloud Computing
  • Analyst reports demonstrating that the Cloud is real
  • The common perceptions of the Cloud
  • Briefly describes the characteristics of
    • Infrastructure as a Service
    • Platform as a Service
    • Software as a Service
    • Private Cloud
    • Public Cloud
    • Community Cloud
    • Hybrid Cloud
  • Representative workloads that are suited for the Cloud
  • Additional opportunities with the Cloud
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Security

This session covers topics including:

  • "The Cloud in Two Minutes"
  • The attributes of data security
  • The threats to data security
  • The potential cost of a data breach
  • The main issue: loss of control
  • Questions you need to get answered before moving to the Cloud
  • Security opportunities with the Cloud
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Cloud Service Providers

This session covers topics including:

  • "The Cloud in Two Minutes"
  • The key issues in selecting a CSP
  • A framework to select the first Cloud workload
  • Service Level Agreements
  • A framework to building requirements
  • The selection process
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Your Journey to the Cloud

This session covers topics including:

  • "The Cloud in Two Minutes"
  • If it is really simple, just do it
  • The ten-step recipe
  • Keeping your stakeholders involved

Each of these sessions can be customized for your own unique requirements. Additional topics or special purpose sessions will be created to your specifications. See our Consulting Services.

These sessions are obviously at a very high level. For comprehensive training, see the Purposeful Clouds Academy.

For more information, please contact us at info@purposefulclouds.com.