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.
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
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?
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.
✔ 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)
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.
✔ 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)