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Thought Leadership:
Cloud Service Providers

One of the most important decisions your organization will make in their journey to the Cloud is the selection of your Cloud Service Provider. Yet, according to uncompiled.com1, only 30% of organizations evaluate cloud computing vendors prior to deploying their products. This session can help emphasize the importance of making that selection intelligently.


Our Cloud Service Providers session describes the main issues that must be resolved in the selection of a Cloud Service Provider (CSP). It ends having provided a framework to make that decision taking into account your organization's unique requirements.

We can help you craft and, if desired, deliver the right message to get your internal and external stakeholders 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.


Our Cloud Service Providers webinar covers topics including:

  • "The Cloud in Two Minutes" — a very brief level-setting view of the Cloud, its benefits and its underlying technology
  • 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

More Information

This session can be customized for your own unique requirements.

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

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Cloud Service Providers Data Sheet

_________________ / Symantec and the Ponemon Institute; findings from a joint survey of IT professionals. April 2010