SoftwareONE, Laurence Duffy, Cloud Services Solutions ArchitectOffice 365 and Future ProductivitySo what is really possible with Office 365? This presentation provides an overview of the solution with emphasis on how existing customers are using it in their environments and the reasons why they have moved to Office 365. The presentation also covers key migration considerations.
SoftwareONE, Tony Mackelworth, Practice Lead for Microsoft Advisory ServicesThe Economics of Office 365Tony takes a look at the main commercial drivers behind Office 365 - how do organisations balance the advantages of cloud services and associated vendor "lock in"...? SoftwareONE share insight into cloud and hybrid models, looking at commercial drivers and licensing models that can help inform the right approach.
Craig gave a presentation based on his experiences of looking at developing Cloud from an Internal Audit perspective.
Tonino Ciuffini discussed Warwickshire County Council's successful migration to Google Apps, and how the transition has increased customer satisfaction, performance agility and reduced service delivery costs by £250,000 per annum. Tonino also revealed how migration has helped address common challenges associated with BYOD uptake and mitigated the threat of Shadow IT and, specifically, how major questions around Cloud Security have been overcome.
Jeremy Youngman, Team Lead - Technology & Security Services'Establishing a Global Security Operations Centre'This presentation by Jeremy Youngman covers his experiences of establishing a Global Security Operations Centre.
Ian McKenna, Managing Consultant at business psychology consultants, Celevere'Is There Such a Thing as Innovation?'Is there such a thing as innovation or do some organisations just make better decisions than others? Some of the techniques that are supposed to foster innovative thinking just don't work (e.g. brainstorming - no evidence whatsoever) whilst others lack any scientific basis. Ian McKenna puts forward the argument smart companies make smart decisions that move them forward, differentia...
Network Rail, Richard Ventre, Head of Application Services'Working Smarter - The transformation of Network Rail Application Services'The transformation of two application support groups to create Network Rail Application Services and how by leveraging resource, adopting standards and best practice, moving support activities to the right cost point and consolidating from five locations to two strategic locations resulted in a 37% OPEX reduction and improved performance levels.
Paul Vorha, Director Planning, Control & Procurement, Astellas Pharma, gave a case study presentation based on his experiences with dealing with vendors, and improving relationships with them.
Presentation (VIDEO): Severn Trent Water, Craig Cantwell
Severn Trent Water, Craig Cantwell, IT Security SpecialistCraig delivers a presentation covering Severn Trent Water's approach to security, including:
ISO27001 - adoption of principles into IT Security processes and standards
Security Culture and Challenges
IT Security Roadshows
BSI Group, Suzanne Fribbins, EMEA Product Marketing Manager'Introduction to ISO/IEC 27001:2013'
Giulio Tedeschi, IT Operations Director, Amey plc, discussed his experiences of gaining budgetary responsibilities at his organisation.
Garry Lenghtorn, Director of IT Services, delivered a presentation based on his personal experience:
When I entered IT many moons ago, I did not contemplate that I would be managing a significant annual financial spend, be a role model for a key business function, a good negotiator and someone who can work effectively with their peers across all business areas. With senior management comes many new responsibilities that you may not quite be ready for yet. In this session, I shared my own per...