Apex Systems can help you accelerate your Azure Cloud journey. Our internal practice is outcome-driven and leverages internal and external methodologies to ensure your Azure needs are met.
What we do: During this time frame (length is dependent on size of current/existing environment(s)), Apex will partner with your team to review your application portfolio, gather business and technical requirements, and produce an assessment report summarizing our findings and detailing the best approach for your business’s migration to Azure Cloud. We break our assessment down by solution, technical, data, transition, operational and people readiness.
Solution Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas: - Solution functionality - Application stability - Business processes - Solution complexity - Business system testing - Process change - Extensions - Functional team - Support handover
Technical Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas: - Post production support & transition, internal help desk - Environments testing - Third party applications - Testing of devices - Security requirements - Process change
Data Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas:
- Data sources
- Data conversion
People Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas: - Involvement of project sponsors and steering committee - Involvement and support of management - Planning od project managers and teams for appropriate resources - Preparedness and staffing of business units - Training of end users
Transitions Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas: - Deployment plan - Cutover plan - Contingency plan - Plan for closure of deliverables - Controls - Development of training - Communication plans - Logistics - Quality assurance - Scope acceptance and approval - Org change management activities
Operational Readiness: Assess risk and readiness in these key areas: - Define SOPs - Rollback plan - Training of operational and support staff - Identification of escalation contacts - Extensibility requirements - Business continuity plan
How we do it: We assess each situation in a matter of three ways- red, yellow and green. We put together a detailed report based on each individual segment assessment. Based off the overall outcome of the readiness assessment report, Apex will plan the next steps of your Azure journey, broken down with any possible risk that could impact the business.
Green: On target, no major issues identified. Any risks raised have been addressed or are not expected to impact the Go-Live
Yellow: Area has a number of issues and needs attention. Variances occur but remedies can reasonably correct noted variances Go-Live may proceed with proper monitoring and resolution.
Red: Area has critical issues requiring immediate attention. If not addressed, this will have an impact to the Go-Live and business operations and must be closely monitored and controlled.