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Cloud Discovery

BUI’s Cloud Discovery Offering is an affordable and structured engagement, consisting of workshops with key stakeholders to determine whether your people, environment and systems are cloud ready.

Cloud Discovery combines different sessions addressing the business, technical and system needs, using a defined framework guiding discussions within the following three critical segments: people, technology and processes, and the impact cloud adoption will have on your business.

Deliverables

Business Outcomes

BUI drives discussions with selected teams within your business to determine the cloud readiness of each individual business unit. Existing processes and solutions are identified and mapped to potential cloud solutions or services. An initial cloud strategy is developed, reviewed and finalised, building a cloud adoption roadmap in line with your business needs and priorities.

Cloud Readiness

The report indicating the cloud readiness of your people, technology and business processes for cloud adoption.

Cloud Roadmap

High-level, prioritised cloud adoption roadmap aligned with your cloud readiness and strategy.

Cloud Adoption Risks

Risk register, identifying cloud readiness risks, technology gaps and recommended actions for remediation.

Duration:  5 Days

  • Day 1 – Information Gathering

    Business & Technical Requirement Workshops + Environment Assessment

  • Day 2 – People

    Assess and determine the change risk and mitigation

  • Day 3 – Technology

    Review existing technologies, applications, networking, monitoring, security, operations and integration.

  • Day 4 – Processes

    Assess existing processes and procedures, including applications, data, automation, integration, security, operational management

  • Day 5 – Cloud Readiness Feedback

    Executive workshop presenting findings, recommended cloud adoption strategy and high-level adoption road map

Day 1

Information

  • Business Requirement Workshop
  • Technical Requirement Workshop
  • Environment Assessment

Day 2

People

  • User Segmentation – high-level identification of distinct roles and requirements.
  • Business Requirements per user segment.
  • Policies – impact of cloud on policies and procedures.
  • Skills – technical support skills requirement.
  • Change Management Requirements

Day 3

Technology

  • Identity and Application Security
  • Integration
  • Software and Systems
  • Network and Monitoring
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Operational

Day 4

Processes

  • Line of Business Applications
  • Front-End
  • Big Data
  • IT Operations
  • IT Support
  • Backend
  • Automation
  • Backup and DR

Day 5

Feedback

  • Present and Discuss findings
  • Present the Cloud Adoption Strategy and Roadmap
  • Strategic and Business Planning Session
Assessment principles

During assessment and readiness engagements, BUI considers the impact cloud will have on people, process and technology.

People

Determine based on user profiles and segmentation, how ready the people are to adopt cloud services.

User Segmentation – high-level identification of distinct roles and requirements.

Business Requirements per user segment.

Policies – the impact of cloud on policies and procedures.

Skills – technical support skills requirement.

Change Management requirements.

Technology

Technology can be agnostic or specific.  BUI will map existing to cloud technology as basis for the cloud adoption strategy.

The discussion focuses on existing technologies for:

Authentication

Overall IT Infrastructure Security

Application utilisation

Integration

Software and Systems

Network and Monitoring

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Processes

The identification of business processes and interaction of various systems and users.

Line of Business Applications

Front-End

Big Data

IT Operations

IT Support

Backend

Automation

Backup and DR

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