Cloud Solutions

Developing a Cloud Strategy That Works for You

The cloud opens up unique possibilities to help companies maximize uptime at a much lower cost. From customized consulting that ties the potential of cloud-based tools to your business goals, to recommending tools that will get the job done faster, Champion’s cloud experts begin with an assessment and determine where a customer’s computing environment is today—and then looks at where the business could be tomorrow with the right tools.

During one project for a hospital, for example, our team conducted an in-depth file assessment to better determine what cloud-based tools were needed to make the most of their data. After scanning 41 terabytes of data, it became clear that 60% of files hadn’t been touched in over two years and another 21% hadn’t been touched in over a year. The hospital was continuing to pay for new storage and backups on data that nobody was accessing. By using tools that can scan a company’s environment and provide current, actionable data, it’s possible to build a plan to make the cloud work for you instead of simply falling for the latest hype. The cloud can help you increase productivity and save money.

But each company’s path is different. Based on the hospital’s file scan, Champion proposed a plan tailored to their specific situation. Data that hadn’t been accessed in a year or more was moved to the cloud. It could be retrieved and placed on a local computer if and when users needed access. Ultimately, 80% of the organization’s data was moved to the cloud and they slashed costs by no longer managing data they didn’t need.

Our team has been navigating the world of technology for more than 35 years, and can apply our insights, pattern recognition and understanding of the latest tools to your biggest challenges. Let us use our expertise to help you gain the competitive advantage in your industry.

Our Complete Range of Cloud-based Solutions:

Whatever the right cloud-based solution for your business is, we’re ready and eager to help you find it. We know how crucial the right IT solutions are for your business’s success, and we want to be your partner in designing and perfecting an IT system that will push your business into the future. The team at Champion Solutions Group is ready to take you on a journey to the cloud to help your business become more connected, productive and successful.

Champion Solutions Group has over 35 years of expertise in delivering customized information technology solutions across all platforms for midsized to large organizations. Our people want to work with your people. For more information, visit www.championsg.com or contact us at 800-771-7000 to learn how our proven methodology can help your organization increase productivity, reduce costs and mitigate risks.

Erick Bacallao joined Champion Solutions Group in 2015 after a career of Software Development in Cuba at the National Cancer Care Institute of Cuba, followed by moving to the States with allAware.

 

Champion acquired allAware and its properties and Erick has utilized his extensive background and expertise in IT and Software Development to rise to VP of Product Development in less than 5 years. During this time, Erick has been involved with key projects that led to the launch of numerous products including CSP Boss, Inscape platform and 365 Productivity Insights.

 

Erick has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Havana. He won Gold Medals for Programming from the Ministry of Education in Cuba, and he is certainly still a Gold Medalist for Champion!

 

As President and CEO, Chris is responsible for the development of key strategic alliances and solution portfolio. He leads Champion’s go-to market and execution strategies for integrated offerings in the cloud, in security, and in digital infrastructure, always focusing on improving the customer experience and driving transformative business outcomes.

 

He also aligns key partner initiatives with company strategy and oversees corporate marketing and messaging to gain mindshare with customers and partners. It’s his vision and innovativeness that have catapulted Champion up the ranks to become a $100M+ organization—and one of the most respected solution providers in the industry.

 

Over the past two decades, Chris has also focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as innovative product development. He is the original founder and an active member on the Board of Managed Maintenance, Inc., a SAAS provider and consulting firm that utilizes their award-winning One-View Portal to help the IT Channel and its customers manage their IT Maintenance.

 

Chris is also the original founder and chief strategist behind one of the original storage cloud providers, Storage Access / BluePoint. During the course of a few short years, he had raised $20M and took that company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It has since been acquired by Pomeroy.

 

In 2012, Chris led the acquisition of MessageOps and continued the product development and worldwide launch of its premier SAAS, 365 Command. Built on Microsoft Azure, 365 Command is currently managing over 1 million seats of Microsoft’s Office 365. After achieving this phenomenal milestone, 365 Command and other MessageOps O365 utilities were sold to Kaseya.

 

Over the past 35 years, Chris as worked tirelessly to not only advance his own career, but those of his employees. In addition to leading a $100M organization, Chris can also be found sitting with sales teams, cold calling and coaching, and validating why Champion has been listed on Best Places to Work by both South Florida Business Journal and Computerworld.

Ultimately, the success garnered by Champion Solutions Group, its associated companies, and their employees is due in large part to the leadership of its President and CEO. Perhaps the most fitting award Chris has earned is South Florida Business Journal’s 2013 Ultimate CEO Award.