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Wed, Aug 03 2016 12:00 Central Daylight Time

Building Better Business Cases with the Azure Cost Estimator with George Carlisle


Building Better Business Cases with the Azure Cost Estimator

The Windows 10 freebie period is over in July and most of Microsoft’s solution will be fully baked and ready to sell. But before products can be sold, business cases with budgets need to be created. The Azure Cost Estimator can help in this area. How can an IT or Business person position Microsoft Cloud solutions successfully? How do they forecast costs to build a business case? 1. Explanation of the business case and provide some samples. 2. Tour the Azure Cost Estimator and discuss/explore some sample workloads. 3. Present the SMB, Midsize and Multinational Business Cases and Scenarios Kits With an explanation of the Azure Estimator, the IT or Business person can build their credibility within their organization or with their customers to position successful Microsoft Cloud Solutions. The Azure Cost Estimator will help give organizations confident that cloud is better for them. This tool will them necessary documents that can be reviewed and scrutinized so expectations for deployments will be clear. These tools will allow existing Microsoft trained people to add more value to their organizations and structure the consumption of Azure correctly so customers have the best experiences with the Microsoft Cloud Platform.

George Carlisle has spent his career designing solutions for Telecommunications Service Providers (Ericsson), Multinational Enterprises (Hewlett-Packard), and the US Federal Government (Verizon). Currently, He lives in Maryland and is building a startup to participate in Genomics (Big Data) and Internet of Things (IOT).

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