CLOUD COMPUTING FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

HIMSS18 Annual Conference
Wynn Las Vegas
Mar. 5, 2018

Planning Your Cloud Journey

March 5, 2018
9:45am - 10:10am
Mouton 2

As you plan your journey to the cloud, always keep in mind that it is a multi-pronged, iterative process that takes time, planning, and patience - and with good reason. The cloud disrupts the way IT is delivered and consumed. So as you move to the cloud, it’s important that you take time to scrutinize and rethink the way IT operates in your organization, all with the ultimate goal of enabling strategic objectives.

In this session, IT veteran Steve Crusenberry, who has guided dozens of healthcare organizations to the cloud, outlines and explains the three stages of planning your journey to the cloud. They are:

  • Evaluate your success criteria: What do you want to accomplish related to cost savings, technology agility, and enhanced organization capabilities?
  • Understand your capability: Do you have the necessary experience on staff? What’s the status of your existing technology contracts? What’s already virtualized? What resources can you devote to the journey? Etc.
  • Identify timing and approach: When should you start new initiatives in the cloud? How do you get executive buy-in for the duration of the project? Do you start with a one-cloud or multi-cloud approach?

Steve’s approach will provide a practical guide for attendees as they plan their own journey to the cloud.

Speakers

Steve Crusenberry

Senior Vice President & General Manager, SaaS
Orion Health

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