Last week we covered how Microsoft’s funding opportunities can help propel your organization’s technology goals. View that post here. We’d like to elaborate more on how Microsoft’s excellent Solution Asssessment Program can also serve as a funding vehicle, enabling your business to take full advantage of Tallan’s technology suite. There are more methods than ever to identify new workloads and services that can support your strategic objectives and further develop your organization. Using the Solution Assessment Program, Tallan customers have optimized operations, boosted efficiency, and controlled costs.
Solution Assessment Incentive Program
The Solution Assessment Incentive Program helps you develop sustainable solutions based on a defined scope of work. Insights gathered from Tallan assessments enable customers in better deployment and adoption while gaining long-term business value from Microsoft cloud investments and services. A Solution Assessment may also help uncover additional licensing and service-related opportunities for your company. Here’s a brief rundown of Tallan’s latest Solution Assessment driven offerings.
The App Innovate engagement involves a portfolio analysis as well as a modernization plan. An App Portfolio Analysis assesses apps from the perspectives of people, process, and technology to ensure that recommendations are tailored to the needs of your users and your team’s capabilities, while Modernization Planning examines modernization possibilities for the applications.
As a part of the planning phase, the App Innovate engagements helps set business objectives and supporting data sources to identify “as-is” architecture and 1-5 suitable applications/services for modernization. Your existing application, environment, data sources, and security are all examined. Working sessions and walkthroughs are then held so that users may completely comprehend applications and their Azure environment’s current state. Following that, the to-be architecture is created with a roadmap for future modernization in mind. An executive presentation serves as the final phase and includes a demonstration and discussion on the planned course of action for each application or service.
Key benefits of an Azure Foundations Assessment include Datacenter Modernization, Azure Profiling and Data Platform Modernization. Datacenter Modernization encapsulates essential core aspects that support datacenter improvement, such as cost reduction, improved service levels/governance guidelines, and increased business agility. Microsoft Azure and Cloud Profiling delivers an executive data summary on server and application performance to aid in the development of a complete cloud strategy. With thorough performance reporting, virtualization design, and support timeframes, Data Platform Modernization makes it easier to organize end-of-life transitions.
The Azure Foundations Assessment is intended to provide you with a more accurate picture of your governance, security, communication, and compliance. This assessment is an excellent technique to determine cloud maturity before implementing digital transformation strategies. Overall, the Azure Foundations Assessment is a consulting appraisal that can aid in determining digital transformation alternatives and capabilities in respect to existing cloud maturity. The Azure Foundations Assessment lays the groundwork for optimizing existing applications as part of your company’s overall IT plan.
There are a few key scenarios where DPi30 can establish positive results within your organization. Let’s say you have the data you need to make important decisions, but you can’t get to it readily, or it has to be transformed to yield the right insights. If you’re working with many data sources on-premises or in the cloud, DPi30 can help you consolidate your data in Azure Data Services. DPi30 is also a great option if your team needs to refresh their Data Estate and start over with a Modern Data Platform.
Based on the outcomes of your modernization, DPi30’s Executive Summary provides an overview of your team’s specific objectives as well as recommendations for next steps. This engagement can raise awareness and envision the role of a modern data and analytics platform for your company using Azure Services, both public and on-premise. The DPi30 process aids in the creation of a roadmap for your company’s use of hybrid Azure Data & Analytics cloud services, as well as future preparation. DPi30 is ideal for establishing ongoing contact and support between your team.
Once you know what technology you have in place as well as your options for modernization, Tallan helps our clients determine next steps by providing a final evaluation report, recommendations, and an action plan.
Funding for Microsoft’s FY22 is now available. This funding can be used for everything from educational workshops to proof-of-concept deployments, and cloud migrations/modernizations for your team. These funds don’t require users to make a purchase and are available even if you only want to learn more about the technology. As Microsoft continues to add offers to their portfolio, such as the forthcoming App Modernization Assessment, Tallan will continue to keep our clients up-to-date on the great new solutions that can help their businesses become more innovative. Tallan’s high standards as a Microsoft partner have helped earned multiple advanced specializations, and has enabled us to to access Solution Assessment funding for our customers. Contact us today to get started on a new project!