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EST: 9:00 a.m. | PST: 6:00 a.m. | GMT: 14:00 The top question in cloud computing is "How do we build out a comprehensive cloud strategy?" CIOs and enterprise architects are struggling with which issues to face first, examining what others have done and creating a strategy to coordinate cloud success. This webinar takes a "cookbook approach" to building a cloud strategy, one service at a time.
Most traditional IT organizations have existing data centers that need continued support while cloud technologies are adopted. Organizations will increasingly live in a hybrid world, with some applications in the public cloud and others in data centers. In this webinar, we review a hybrid IT world emerging in four distinct deployment scenarios.
EST: 11:00 a.m. | PST: 8:00 a.m. | GMT: 16:00 This webinar explains the importance of tailoring your negotiation plan to be vendor-specific. One negotiation process does not fit all vendors, so to optimize negotiations with the "Big Four" megavendors (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Gartner has created a four-step process called T4. T4 can and should be followed to plan and negotiate your optimal deal.
EDT: 11:00 a.m. | PDT: 8:00 a.m. | GMT: 15:00 Decisions around insourcing or outsourcing are inherently complex. Midmarket IT leaders can use this agile decision-making tool to visually compare and contrast current infrastructure and application workloads against a dynamic vendor landscape filled with cloud solutions of varying maturity and costs. This tool provides a framework for determining the most appropriate service delivery model by examining a variety of factors, such as organizational capabilities, application performance requirements and compliance requirements.
Microsoft licensing is a large percentage of most midmarket IT budgets. Microsoft is also one of the more complex licensing constructs to understand. Volume licensing programs are evolving to move midsize organizations into more of a direct relationship with the reseller, reducing negotiations with Microsoft. The licensing metrics for Windows Server 2016 is moving to core, which can increase costs. The high end Office 365 suite bundles are being re-branded and re-bundled with new services. This webinar examines these changes and how midsize organizations can address each of them: