It’s knowing where you are and what’s possible for the future.
Enterprise clients want to achieve the advantages of the new technologies, yet must be aware of the risks of change and understand how to minimize those risks. To achieve the benefits of technology optimization, organizations have to confront cultural, hiring, and cost structure changes. Avail provides business leaders with due diligence and independent solution design to ensure that technology is perfectly aligned with their business and revenue model. Avail educates and prepares clients to set realistic expectations and to minimize cultural friction in the transformation process. Our clients are exploring the benefits and challenges of cloud services. It is essential to consider the effects associated with a migration from traditional datacenters (buying, owning and managing infrastructure with traditional IT roles), to a cloud-based operation.
Understanding a client’s current position with vendor contracts is good starting point for most clients. Our daily market research of the vendors that provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service, datacenter hosting, and cloud platforms means that clients can benchmark their current pricing and contract terms. Everyone should be doing this. We regularly find billing errors, architecture design inefficiencies and ways to improve contracts at no cost. We do this work anonymously and confidentially, which ensures that current vendors do not become disruptive to a client’s strategy.
Avail provides independent in-house solution design to determine if application infrastructure is truly optimized and efficient. If you have been running your operations the same way for the last 3 years, we can provide a thorough diagnosis of what is possible and the costs, risks and benefits of transformation. To understand a client’s current situation we provide an application focused workshop, and from there, we can begin to explore alternative options and what kind of impact transformation will have on the culture and business. Cloud transformation and adoption goes beyond technology and individual applications. It requires a cultural change, a process change, a behavioral change, and a cultural change.
- Traditional software sales model to Software-as-a-Service model
- Migrating In-house datacenters and colocations to managed hosting
- International expansion where local resources are limited
- Accelerating cloud adoption to reduce traditional labor and equipment costs
- Moving resources away from non-core and commodity activities
- Increasing cloud adoption for competitive advantage
- Eliminating labor and equipment costs