Technical Services

Strategy & Transformation Advisory Services

As IT organisations struggle to address business requirements in terms of speed and efficiency, the need for a holistic and long-term IT strategy is often overlooked in favour of “getting things done.” However, according to Gartner,

“The poorest-performing IT organisations are distinguished by weak delivery practices, the highest-performing by strong strategy practices.”

The mission of Rackspace Advisory Services is to help you articulate your IT strategy around datacentre consolidation, hosting, cloud, Big Data and DevOps and relate that directly to your business goals and objectives. We do this by engaging in workshops around specific areas.

Strategy Workshops

These aim to:

  • Help us to understand the high level business strategy around the specific set of challenges you are looking to solve
  • Provide guidance and a considered view on ways to execute this strategy in the form of a strategy document
  • Provide an analysis of your applications and readiness for the cloud
  • Provide development dependencies (where applicable) on changes needed to your application
  • Recommend an adoption strategy and roadmap for migration and transformation

Click to find out more about our IT Transformation and Cloud Strategy workshops.

Choosing a Workshop

Which workshop is appropriate for your needs? The table below highlights their individual benefits and provides guidance depending on the challenges you’re facing:

Workshop Business Challenges Workshop Outcomes
Workshop IT Transformation Business Challenges
  • Cost optimisation of your current IT estate or DC footprint
  • Embracing agility in your application or infrastructure stacks
  • Improving IT
  • Implementing an enterprise strategy
  • Adopting Hybrid Cloud
Workshop Outcomes
  • Understand how Rackspace's IT Transformation methodology could benefit your organisation, optimise your IT spend and reduce your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Understand industry trends, for example Cloud, DevOps, Big Data and how they can impact your business
  • Understand how to optimise your applications and infrastructure
Workshop Cloud Strategy Business Challenges
  • Understanding Cloud
  • How to adopt Cloud or Hybrid Cloud
  • What needs to change in your IT estate to make cloud effective
  • How to move from CAPEX to OPEX for IT procurement
Workshop Outcomes
  • Understand how to build an efficient and flexible hosting platform
  • Understand how to optimise your application for cloud or a hybrid solution
  • Understand how DevOps can help your business
  • Understand the value OpenStack can bring to your business

Strategy Document

The strategy document produced by our experienced technology strategists from these interactive workshops gives you an executable roadmap customised to your unique business challenges.

Benefits include:

  • Facilitation: Your customers' IT stakeholders can meet with a senior Rackspace technology strategist, allowing them to discuss strategies, challenges and potential business solutions face-to-face
  • Market View: The Rackspace technology strategist will present a market view of IT Transformation, Cloud, Big Data and DevOps as well as available Rackspace options
  • Executable Strategy: The strategy report focuses on business outcomes and provides an executable roadmap, which can be implemented regardless of the technology vendor or provider

If you are interested in engaging with Rackspace Advisory Services please contact us directly.

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