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Cloud Journey Assessment 

Our team of experts have helped hundreds of businesses to adopt the cloud successfully. We apply a simple four-step approach to assess your IT estate, identify your requirements, and ensure you make the correct decisions along the way.

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30% of the £29 million organisations spend on average each year on the cloud is not utilised
41% of employees are likely to work remotely at least some of the time, according to Gartner
95% of security failures in the cloud will be caused by the users, according to Gartner

Access the Power of Cloud

The modern workplace is evolving at lightning speed. Cloud solutions encourage productivity, engagement, and collaboration so your team can work from anywhere at any time. 

You need to ensure you connect your people for them to work better together without compromising the security of your data. However, according to Forbes, many organisations struggle with this task.  

Your cloud journey can feel overwhelming having to consider compliance, governance, security, technology, and compatibility. Whether you are already using some cloud applications, or you are considering adopting the cloud, our Cloud Journey Assessment can help you ensure you’re on the right track.  

How it Works?

At Chess, our team of experts have helped hundreds of businesses to adopt the cloud successfully. We apply a simple four-step approach to assess your IT estate, identify your requirements, and ensure you make the correct decisions along the way.

During the assessment our consultants will capture information across your people, processes, and platforms. You will receive a report which documents the findings and includes recommendations, empowering you with the knowledge and confidence to build your modern workplace.

We offer two versions of the Cloud Journey Assessment – basic and advanced packs. Your choice will depend on your existing IT setup.

Questions the Cloud Journey Assessment will help answer

  • How can my business reduce cost and gain efficiency by moving to the cloud?
  • Will moving to the cloud help with governance and compliance?
  • Will moving to the cloud improve my business continuity and data security?
  • Which cloud services and tools will best support my business strategy?
  • Will my existing workloads and applications work in the cloud?
  • Will my existing connectivity be suitable?
  • Will my people adopt the change and how could I help them?

Cloud Journey Assessment in 4 Easy Steps 



Discovery workshop

Business strategy review

Discussions about your governance, regulatory and compliance needs

Identification of key business systems and applications

Site and system access arrangement


Key stakeholder identification and engagement

Workshop with technical and department leadership teams

Technical analysis of platforms and software

Deployment of discovery tools

Governance and compliance review


Risk assessment of key platforms

Capture of current cost drivers and operating model

Dependency mapping of line of business application

Licence and software asset management strategy

Considerations and critical path capture 


Vision Statement 'The art of the possible'

High level proposal including migration strategy 

Operating models aligned to your business 

Governance and security considerations 

Board presentations, including stakeholders

Basic or Advanced: Which assessment is for you? 


Basic Pack

If you don't have a dedicated IT Team
Our basic pack offers a comprehensive assessment for businesses with simple IT setups. The discovery process is a blend of remote consultancy and questionnaires. It is the ideal option for smaller companies who may already have started their cloud journey but want to fully embrace the Modern Workplace and do so correctly.

It includes:

Dedicated cloud consultant working remotely with you

Review call with key business stakeholders

Discovery of existing servers and platforms

Review of current technology spend

£1600 (excl VAT)

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Advanced Pack

If you have an established IT Team
The advanced pack offers a detailed assessment aligned to your business strategy. It is intended for businesses with complex environments such as multiple service providers, and it is ideal for organisations with an established IT team and a mature technology setup. Working with your in-house team or existing provider, a dedicated cloud consultant will conduct the assessment.

It includes:

Dedicated cloud consultant working with your technical team 

Tailored cloud strategy including and existing risks

Mapping of existing servers and platforms to application and spend 

Follow up presentation to your board members

£4000 (excl VAT)

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Useful Resources

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5 Top Tips to Keep Your Cloud Secure
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More Cloud Means More Business Value
Cloud Journey Assessment Guide


Cloud Journey Assessment Guide

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