Microsoft Azure Consulting Services: 8-Week Implementation


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5 Reasons to Run your Business in Microsoft Azure YOUR BUSINESS. YOUR CLOUD. YOUR TERMS. The modern business runs in the cloud. And the successful modern business runs in Microsoft Azure. It’s the perfect balance of security, flexibility, and affordability. Here’s why.

  1. No more capital expenditures: Why pay for expensive hardware when you don’t have to? As a subscription service, Azure frees you from upfront capital expenses and the time it takes to manage services locally. And that means you can focus on what’s important: running your business
  2. Business continuity, no matter what: We all know that a data disaster is a business disaster. Even a minor outage can put you at a competitive disadvantage. With Azure, ensure your apps work when you need them the most—without the expense of secondary infrastructure. Don’t be the company without a plan.
  3. Paying only for what you use: Sometimes you need more capacity, sometimes you need less. Azure can easily stretch to meet seasonal needs according to business growth and demands.
  4. A tiered approach to the cloud: Moving to the cloud shouldn’t be an all-or-nothing decision. And it certainly shouldn’t be a hassle. With Azure, you can move any or all your business applications on your timeline and when you’re ready. From accounting and HR to commerce and CRM, there's a place for everything in Azure.
  5. Security, security, and more security: Safeguard your business with unmatched security management and threat protection for all applications and data, whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud. Plus, Azure has more security and certifications than any other cloud provider.


  1. Obtain Remote Access and Administrative Credentials
  2. Validation / Due Diligence
  3. Identify and present any additional requirements as discovered during the ‘Validation / Due Diligence’ phase for this project
  4. Get customer acceptance/sign-off for any new scope identified and create the required Project Change Request (CR)
  5. Project Initiation and Planning a. Deployment Strategy for the identified technologies b. Test Plans (User Acceptance Testing / Implemented Technologies c. Project Schedule and Timeline d. Backout Planning e. Escalation Process
  6. Gather License Key Information as required for this project
  7. Project Procurement
  8. Project Execution
  9. Go-Live Support
  10. Project Build Technical Documentation
  11. Knowledge Transfer
  12. Project Communication Management a. Planned Outages / Status Reports b. Project Escalation Management / Project Change Requests
  13. Project Closure


Ricoh Responsibilities: • Azure • Firewall Deployment and Configuration • NEW Server provisioning and OS Security Hardening (up to 7 servers) • Domain Migration (replicating to Azure and decommissioning the on-premises) • File and Print Services Migration (for up to 4TB of Data and 10 printers) • AD Connect and AD Federation Services (ADFS) (Ricoh will assist with the installation and configuration of ADFS but not responsible for the external functionality outside of Azure) • User Acceptance Testing participation • Cutover to the NEW infrastructure • Technical Project Documentation • Go-Live Support

Customer Responsibilities include: • User Acceptance Testing • Application Installation and Configuration • Web, Application and Database Migrations • SSL Certificate • User level changes such as re-directs and applications re-configurations • Licenses with Software Assurance

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Duration and price are approximations and is not guaranteed. The actual estimated time and duration will be based on information provided from the client regarding project requirements. Estimates may change once all project elements are finalized or negotiated.