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1 Getting to the Cloud Successfully!

2 Moderator– Kevin Dale, Rochelle Township HSD 212 Presenters: Mike Cloud, Peters & Associates Christine Haeggquist, Computer Information Concepts Francis Zelek, Oregon CUSD 220

3 The Cloud! Expression Publication Profession Opinion Details Reputation Hobby Certificates Purchase Knowledge Avatars Audience What I share Where I work What‘s said about me What I like How and where to join me Who can certify my identity What and how I buy What I know What represent me What I say Who I know What interests me FOAF iViva

4 Drivers for Cloud Computing: Lower Costs Increased Scalability Increased Reliability & Stability Reduced Maintenance & Management Costs

5 11 % of information workers visit social networking sites for work Social Computing Infrastructure Cost and Complexity 70 % of IT budgets is spent maintaining inflexible and siloed data center equipment 4 million millennials enter the workforce each year Multigenerational Workforce Mobile and Distributed Workforce 84 % of organizations have a remote workforce 80 % of large enterprise IT managers are at least in trial stage for cloud computing initiatives Rise of the Cloud Increasingly demanding environment

6 What We’ve Been Seeing Move to the Cloud: Past 5 Years – Student Mgt Systems, Curriculum, Hosted Web sites, Niche software products Past 2 Years & Now: systems, Anti- spam/virus, file storage, More Leading Providers: Google, Microsoft, ….

7 Challenges in Getting to the Cloud: Internet Bandwidth, Reliability, & Performance Concerns about Security, and Who has Access to your Data How do I get my data to the Cloud? Who’s throat do I choke if I have issues? How do I integrate multiple systems in Cloud, on premise, etc.

8 Assess, Plan, & Prioritize Review & Assess your Key applications, usage, and compare to “Cloud” based versions. Assess, Test, & Increase Internet Bandwidth & Consider adding Redundancy & Reduce Single Points of Failure. Leverage Best Practices for Moving to cloud from vendors, other districts, and expert advisors.

9 Test, Pilot & Validate Before Migrating Some cloud providers allow for evaluation and testing for 30 days or longer. After a thorough evaluation of your options determine your best options and then conduct a pilot with a subset of your users to validate. While doing the pilot create a detailed migration plan and if needed leverage experienced resources to assist with the migration and training. Depending on application you may not need to do these processes.

10 Train Admin. Staff & End Users Your I.T. staff’s role may change depending on how much you move to the cloud and they should be trained accordingly. The more that end users can be trained and educated on usage of applications the less help desk issues you should see, and the better utilization of applications. In some situations it may require more communication to prepare for migration to the cloud.

11 Keyboarding Online Why? Or Why not? Faster deployment Vendor supported

12 Keyboarding Online Infrastructure – Ours is 11mps in and out 1 Gig from the Datacenter to closets 100 meg from the closets to the desktop

13 Keyboarding Online

14 Cost Estimate Per Year/Student $ $10.00 Applications: Library Food Service Transportation SIS Financial/HR/Payroll


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