Cloud Financial Models

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Cloud Financial Models

Understanding the financial aspects of migrating to the cloud.

Microsoft partnered with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government Development and the Future Office to create these training modules that outline best practices to support your organization’s digital transformation efforts.

CapEx and OpEx

Watch this training video to learn more about Capital Expenditures (CapEx) and Operating Expenditures (OpEx) as they relate to computing costs.

Costs, Licensing and Billing

When moving to the cloud it’s important to understand the implications for the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and understand the differences between the licenses and billing.

Watch this video to learn more about different types of licensing models like:

  • Perpetual licenses
  • Subscription licenses
  • Bring your own licenses (BYOL)

Consulting and Managed Service Providers

When moving to the cloud, consulting and managed service providers may be helpful in providing you with additional support and may help to reduce your time to market.

Watch this video to learn more about the different types of support that may be available and the ways in which you can use them in the most advantageous way.

Service Requests

During your selection process of a Cloud Service Provider, it’s important for you to gather as much information as you can about each potential vendor – and likewise, the vendor will need to gather information from you to ensure they clearly understand the project, your needs and end goals.

Watch this video to learn more about the different types of documents that are used to collect this information – Request for Information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP), and Request for Quote (RFQ), Statements of Work (SOW) and Service Level Agreements (SLA). 

Human Capital / Training

It is important that all personnel are trained on how to manage all of your new cloud services. Training will vary depending on your IT staff and the role they play within the organization. It’s imperative that your staff is up to date on cloud technologies as there are many differences between the traditional model (on prem) and cloud deployments.

Watch this video to learn more about the areas in which your personnel should be trained like cloud security, cloud development, DevOps, Cloud Administration.

Additional Resources

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