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					Rob LaMear IV, MCSE
   Founder & CEO – Fpweb.net
This type of hole is
used when a dam is
at full capacity and
water needs to be
drained from the
reservoir.
The largest
man-made
excavation on earth.
It is 3 miles deep
and 2.5 miles wide.
This geographical
phenomenon
known as a blue
hole is situated
60 miles off the
mainland of Belize.
Largest open
diamond mine in the
world. 525 meters
deep. There's a no-
fly zone above the
hole due to a few
helicopters having
been sucked in.
These photos are of
a sinkhole that
occurred early last
year in Guatemala.
The hole swallowed
a dozen homes and
killed at least 3
people.
      SaaS:
SharePoint as a Service


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1. What is SaaS?
2. Who’s Using it?
3. Why are people using it?
4. Why now more than ever?
5. On-Premise vs. SaaS/Hosted



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What is SaaS?


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Software (SharePoint) as a Service
Pricing: Monthly
Delivery: Internet
  Options to pay quarterly, annually or longer




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Who’s using SaaS?


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President Obama
      uses Fpweb.net
SharePoint as a Service
                 (SaaS)
“Research sees late 2009 to 2017 as an
innovation and growth cycle, where
businesses will invest in new and
innovative technologies”
                               - Forrester


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Why are people
 using SaaS?
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A Look at Electricity as a Service




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Managed Service




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“Don’t make me think” view of Electricity


           Let’s look at the
  “Don’t make me think” view of SaaS



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SaaS is a somewhat new concept (y2k)
   ASP Attributes               SaaS Attributes
   Resold legacy applications   New web applications
   Retained perpetual license   Subscription model
   Difficult to upgrade         Upgrades delivered easily
   Hard to customize            Customize and configure




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“SaaS is expected to grow in 90% of
organizations over next 3 years.”
                                 - Gartner




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Why now?


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External to SaaS     Intrinsic Factors
Competition          Cost Savings
Changing workplace   Regulatory compliance
Economy              No data center
                     Lack of expertise
                     Business continuity




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SaaS Growth




    Source: IDC analyst firm



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SaaS Adoption




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Customer Confidence




    Source: Fpweb.net


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                                                    Benefits
1.    Software deployment with less risk (proven)
2.    No, to low up-front costs
3.    Lower internal staff requirements
4.    Greater reliability, security
5.    More agile
6.    High productivity/ROI at a lower TCO
7.    Easier to scrap
8.    Faster deployment
9.    SaaS provider manages and supports it all
10.   Quicker time to value

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            Forrester breaks it down…

ISSUE:
“As the IT industry enters an innovation and
growth cycle, the greater worldwide economy is
entering a period of significant capital
constraints and low growth.


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             Forrester breaks it down…

SOLUTION:
Given limited prospects for growth and the
high cost of capital, Forrester believes that
many businesses will turn to managed
services…


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            Forrester breaks it down…


BENEFIT:
to limit capital investments while increasing
the flexibility of IT infrastructure.”



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On-Premise vs. Hosting



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                Data Growth




Source: IDC white paper sponsored by EMC:
The Expanding Digital Universe. March 2007

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                    Data Center Complexity

Avoid complexity from constantly increasing your IT
environment
Achieve balance between value and cost
Get maximum uptime
Avoid “IT creep” syndrome – in-house growth of
expensive software, hardware and staff



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                                   Data Security

State of the art facility
Vendor gets audited, not you
Routine testing
Expert staff
No privacy issues
Meets compliance standards for SOX, HIPAA, PCI, etc…


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                                Data Ownership

Providers manage it.
You own it.
You take it with you at the end of your term.




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Don’t make
 me think




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What to look for in a Provider
 Does it “just work”
 Quality of customer support
 Knowledge of SharePoint – infrastructure and application level
 Solutions meet your regulatory and compliance requirements
 Ability to scale as your business grows
 “Managed hosting”



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Benefits of Managed Hosting
Provider assumes burden of architecting, deploying and managing
SharePoint software and infrastructure

No upfront capital costs for expensive software, servers, staff and
data center.

Reduced personnel “soft costs”

Modify usage level at the end of each subscription term agility



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Source: IT World


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Yes, but are SaaS customers happy?
90% of organizations already using SaaS are satisfied with it and
76% plan to expand their use of SaaS




                                 Source: THINK Strategy white paper


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SharePoint On-Premise
Already
Situation - Some companies already have SharePoint deployed
   internally or prefer to keep SharePoint in their own data center.
Problems – SharePoint expertise departs, shrinking IT budget,
   SharePoint increasing in complexity.

Options
1. On-premise managed services delivered by SharePoint provider.
2. Federated services allow you to securely connect or expand your
   internal network to SharePoint provider.
3. Public SharePoint site or disaster recovery (DR) site at SharePoint
   provider data center.


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“In this economic environment, the more costs you
can contain and control, the better – and managed
services offer the promise of consistent services for
a flat monthly fee.”
                                      - Network world




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Summary


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                                             Self-Assessment
1.   Do you have the financial resources to withstand the upfront capital costs
     of acquiring the hardware and software to support your requirements?
2.   Do you have the internal skills to select the right hardware and software
     to meet your business objectives?
3.   Do you have sufficient resources to successfully deploy and keep your
     hardware and software up and running?
4.   Do you know if you are getting the best performance and greatest value
     from your hardware and software investments?
5.   Do you have the expertise to combat today's escalating
     security threats?
6.   Would you rather focus on your finances and staff or on your
     core business?



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                        RobL@fpweb.net | 636 600 8957

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