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Alsbridge Inc Announces Cloud Alignment Workshop to help IT Leaders Manage Future Cloud Technology

12-08-2010 09:50 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Alsbridge, Inc.

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A recent report titled, “Controlling the Cloud in Your Organization” from Alsbridge, Inc. revealed that IT leadership is experiencing difficulty managing and controlling cloud services in their organizations. In response to this growing problem, the company today announced its Cloud Alignment Workshop designed to help IT leaders gain better control of emerging cloud technologies.

“Our proprietary Cloud Alignment Workshop was created to help companies define the possible, establish direction, assess the application of cloud technology within the context of their organization today, assess the degree of in/outsourcing control desired, conduct provider identification and mapping, and assist in the planning and piloting of cloud technology. The Cloud Alignment Workshop will also help the enterprise develop and document its’ cloud roadmap to minimize end-runs around corporate IT and ensure the enterprise manages the future of cloud technology going forward,” explains Alsbridge CEO Ben Trowbridge.

The report from Alsbridge also offers strategies for establishing a Cloud Decision Framework, one of the many tools explored in the workshop.

According to Trowbridge, the first step is to determine whether IT and non-IT executives within the enterprise believe cloud computing can drive value to the business.

“There must be a valid reason and belief that cloud technologies can help the organization in order to move forward with a framework,” Trowbridge says.

The report offers the following advice to organizations that need help managing the future of cloud technology:

- Understand how cloud-based services fit within the context of existing technology plans and sourcing strategies.

- Build a common understanding of provider capabilities and service offerings and learn how the early adopters of cloud technology have overcome key issues across the organization. These are important first steps toward building the framework.

- Brainstorm the possible. Evaluate internal skills and capabilities as well as provider service offerings and capabilities in order to help frame and direct organizational thinking around cloud opportunities and how each might drive value to the business.

- Assess the relative cost, architecture, and skills impacted by applying cloud technologies to core business applications. This will help frame the risk, and an organization’s readiness for the adoption of cloud technology.

“One of the most important decisions IT leaders can make is to establish a cloud decision framework which will allow them to maintain control as cloud technologies are deployed across the enterprise,” Trowbridge concludes.

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge, Inc. is an award-winning global advisory firm and a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies. Alsbridge redefines the way companies reduce costs and improve back office operations. Our proprietary benchmarking tools and data resources enable clients to utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for information technology, business processes and telecommunications networks. Through a combination of internal optimization and outsourcing, our clients achieve cost savings that support their strategic business objectives. Founded in 2003, Alsbridge is the proven, effective difference. The company’s web site is: www.alsbridge.com. Follow Alsbridge on Twitter @Alsbridge_Inc

Alsbridge, Inc.
3535 Travis St # 105
Dallas, TX 75204-1407
(214) 696-6410
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(214) 618-3318

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