Champion’s cloud consulting team knows that we have to peel back a layer from a company’s computing environment to really understand the applications that power their business. A typical client that we work with may have literally hundreds—or even thousands—of apps that are powering their business. A hospital client we worked with had two thousand applications running their business: a time clock app, payroll app, a lab equipment management app, patient apps, staff scheduling and much more.
Our process began with a discovery session to determine what our client’s environment looked like, including what was on premise and what was in the cloud. We discovered apps running in the cloud that IT didn’t know about and couldn’t secure—the so-called dreaded shadow IT.
We also determined which apps were essential and which could be moved to the cloud. For example, a pharmacy inventory app ran once per month for a few hours. By moving it to the cloud, we helped the hospital set up a job schedule, pay for the hours that it runs each month and stop worrying about scheduling or expenditures. This fully automated process freed up resources and IT staff to focus on higher value activities.
Champion’s cloud consultants worked closely with hospital staff to determine cloud and virtualization decisions in collaboration with healthcare staff; compliance and productivity were both taken into consideration, and a customized rollout of cloud resources developed as a result.
Our cloud consulting team treats each client as a unique opportunity to discover which processes can benefit from cloud resources, and how to choose the right plan to help the client reach their business goals quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
How the Cloud Consultants of Champion Solutions Group Help You Migrate to a More Cost Effective, Efficient Model:
Champion Solutions Group and its Cloud Business Unit, MessageOps, have built strong partnerships with cutting-edge cloud technology providers such as Microsoft, Veeam, IBM, Seagate and others. Our Cloud consulting services will strategically guide you in the right direction and help you determine whether the public, private, or hybrid cloud is right for your business needs as you merge your server, storage, application and desktop virtual initiatives.
With our Cloud consulting, Champion is committed to helping you discover how to leverage the cloud as part of a broader IT service delivery strategy. We provide the full package of Cloud Services:
- Cloud Storage consulting: We can help you determine which files are best suited for the cloud, analyze the age of your files and the last access times and assist with file and archiving—all while considering any compliance requirements.
- Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery consulting: When the worst happens, we are there 24/7. Ask our consultants how you can utilize an on-demand DR capability that delivers exactly the amount of IT resources when you need them most. We can help recognize which resources can be put in the cloud for DR and what tools to use. We also can work with you to determine the RPO and RTO requirements per application.
- Software as a Service consulting: Our cloud-based software applications can be delivered anywhere you or your stakeholders do business. We are the experts in Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, EMS, Windows Intune and Windows Azure Storage. We can also provide consulting for Identity Management, Archive Policies, Mobile Device/Application Management, OneDrive, and Office 365 Adoption and Change Management.
Champion’s Cloud Computing products and services help you lower costs, increase your business’ productivity and reduce risk. Our leading-edge technologies and expert cloud consultants will work with you to assess your needs and determine the right cloud solution for your organization at a reasonable price.