An international manufacturer headquartered in the Netherlands with 10,000 employees and hundreds of locations across the globe was seeking a technology partner to architect and implement a move to the cloud. After reviewing solutions presented by a few other large IT partners, the CIO was noticing a focus on the initial move without follow up support that would leave his team to try to handle the changes and everyday operations themselves. He expressed concerns over the initial move of their most critical systems but was most fearful about what would happen after the migration. He and his team did not believe that they had the internal scale and skills to monitor, patch, manage, and support the implementation across so many new systems. They were looking for Advanticom to guide them through the move but not leave them high and dry afterward.
Core Pain Points
- Lack of IT staff able to be dedicated to implementing a move to the cloud
- The actual design and implementation of a cloud solution that included SharePoint, Skype, IaaS, O365, and critical systems particularly SAP and HR
- Lack of experienced IT staff for follow up procedures to cloud migration
- Lack of preparation and experience to monitor, patch, manage and support the new cloud environment
- Too difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to adjust the IT department to handle all of these things internally