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Thought Leadership:
Your Journey to the Cloud

Moving to the Cloud is not an event, it is a Journey. One important feature of the Cloud is that it is not one size fits all. There are lots of different ways to get the services delivered. While due to performance, availability, compliance or privacy requirements, the Cloud may not be right for you. But you cannot be too small, or too large, for the Cloud to provide real business value.

The journey is all about moving one or more business applications to the Cloud. A business application is the set of software, system services and data required to perform a specific business function. Email is a business application. So is on-line ordering, customer relationship management, inventory control, delivery scheduling, in-company March Madness pool manager… It might be third party software, your own proprietary software, a collection of documents, or some combination thereof. It might also be an administrative function such as the testing of a new release, patch or process prior to putting it in the live environment.


Our Your Journey to the Cloud session explains the steps necessary to have a successful journey to the Cloud.

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 Your Journey to the Cloud webinar covers topics including:

  • "The Cloud in Two Minutes" — a very brief level-setting view of the Cloud, its benefits and its underlying technology
  • If it is really simple, just do it
  • The ten-step recipe
  • Keeping your stakeholders involved

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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