So you’ve decided to take the next step in considering the cloud as a solution for your business needs. At this point you likely know about the incredible cost savings, but perhaps need to see the evidence. Some hard numbers, if you will.
You can hire an outside consultant to perform the cloud assessment or you can do it yourself. Either way, we encourage the next step in considering the cloud to include an assessment.
Stage 1 – The Cloud Assessment
During this stage, the big question of whether or not your organization is ready for Office 365 and how much of an investment will this be are the looming questions. It is at this point when it is beneficial to take a deep dive into the technical, functional and financial landscape of your organization.
• Which Office 365 cloud services offer the most value to my business?
• What are the adoption requirements?
• Are there any software updates I need to make?
• Should I explore Windows Intune in addition to Office 365?
• What is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)?
The next stage is after the business decisions has been made and you’re ready to test out the new cloud service(s).
Stage 2 – Proof of Concept
Proof of Concept (POC) services provides a customized test bed where cloud solutions can be evaluated. During this stage it is important to investigate both technical and business requirements to ensure the test migration has a representative sample of your organization.
This is the go/no go decision point. After the proof of concept is complete, the process moves into its final phases: deployment of your chosen cloud service(s).
We can help no matter what stage in the planning process you are in,