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Create a Corporate Personal Cloud Vision in Two Days

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Contributors

  • The Family Health Council of Central PA
  • Saint Gobain Corporation
  • Strathcona County
  • Helmerich & Payne, Inc.
  • Jamaica National Building Society
  • Management Concepts
  • DHS Technologies
  • Diplomat Speciality Pharmacy
  • Utah Transit Authority
  • Two additional organizations contributed information to assist with the development of this solution set. Due to the sensitivity of the information, all contributors requested confidentiality.

Your Challenge

  • Workforce computing is moving beyond singular PCs to mobile, virtual, and cloud.
  • A number of forces are driving the change to workforce computing, including virtualization, mobile devices and consumerization, SaaS and HTML5 applications, and cloud storage/file sharing.
  • It is necessary that IT gets ahead of these trends or be left behind.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • The enterprise cannot manage workforce computing in a cloudy future if it does not own and manage the key enabling services of the personal cloud – application portals, cloud file sharing, and integrated identity management.
  • A corporate personal cloud strategy will provide end users with greater choice by supplying them with a corporate approved app store. Doing so will mitigate risk by lessening the likelihood that users will engage consumer apps for corporate use.
  • End users will also experience improved service by gaining access to corporate resources anytime, anywhere, on any device, and are able to self-provision applications.

Impact and Result

  • Organizations need to develop a strategy for enabling corporate personal clouds through the evaluation of their current state, their level of internal demand, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Determine a roadmap specific to your organization’s priorities for implementing corporate personal cloud computing.
  • Maximize the successful adoption of corporate personal clouds by gaining buy-in with a strong communication and change management plan.

Research & Tools

1. Develop a case for workforce cloud

Boost service while managing risk and maintaining appropriate controls.

2. Set goals and requirements for achieving the ideal state

Gain a prioritized list of recommendations based on the organization’s current state and level of readiness.

3. Evaluate readiness and build a roadmap

Select a solution that best fits the organization's needs.

4. Clearly communicate the plan to stakeholders

Gain organizational buy-in and support.

Guided Implementations

This guided implementation is a four call advisory process.

Call #1 - Understand organizational needs and set project goals

Determine which personal cloud goals and projects should be prioritized. Discuss a high level overview of the project, evaluate internal drivers, and prioritize the personal cloud opportunities.

Call #2 - Identify requirements and address concerns

Interpreting your gap analysis and mitigating related risks. Review your current state, determine functional requirements for your organization, and develop an actionable risk mitigation plan.

Call #3 - Evaluate readiness

Assess your level of readiness and leverage existing progress.Review your level of readiness and develop an awareness of needed new process and technologies. Document requirements necessary for your corporate personal cloud.

Call #4 - Build a roadmap

Gain insight on vendor offerings and establish next steps. Discuss the requirements that will be necessary for your corporate Personal Cloud solution to be successful; receive recommendations on potential vendors solutions that suit your needs. Establish a roadmap of action items for enabling your personal cloud goals.