Cloud Workshops

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Workshop Schedule

Evaluating your Options: Cloud Versus On-Premise Supply Chain Planning

Sunday, April 22, 2018  //  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Will your next new system, system upgrade, or instance migration involve Cloud technology? Whether you are thinking of a near-term move from Oracle Value Chain Planning (VCP) suite or staying with VCP for now, this session will provide valuable insights and best practices to consider as you determine how Cloud technology factors into your IT roadmap. This session will also include hands-on training of the procedures necessary to “lift and shift” your on-premise planning software setups and data to the Oracle cloud.

Objectives:

  • Learn how the latest release of Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Planning (SCP) maps to VCP applications and the similarities and contrasts between these Oracle tool-sets.
  • Share strategies and criteria to consider while you evaluate alternatives and map your IT journey.
  • Learn how to extend functionality of the Cloud Toolset to meet your specific requirements.
  • Learn how to efficiently “lift and shift” your current on-premise solution setups and data into Oracle Cloud SCP

Move JD Edwards to the Cloud? Ridiculous You Say! But Not as Hard as You Think, Let Us Show You How!

Sunday, April 22, 2018  //  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

You have been bombarded by the tidal wave of clouds rolling over you, but you have an AS400 or a highly reliable JD Edwards EnterpriseOne environment, that just can NOT be move to the cloud. Well we have done it successfully for financial, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing companies. This workshop will focus on how you can move your JD Edwards environment to the cloud, and avoid some of the pit falls that you may encounter, because we stepped in a few ourselves. We will discuss the technology requirements, the pre-requisites that need to be completed, and what are the best practices to support your environment once it is in the cloud.

In this session you will learn:

  • What is the cloud? Not all clouds are equal!
  • Multi-Cloud Strategy / 6 Paths to the Cloud.
  • Financial cost of being on-prem vs. cloud.
  • What pre-requisites do you need to check?
  • What are the benefits to moving to the cloud?
  • Who is responsible for what? Cloud Vendor/Partner/My Team?
  • Can I move parts to the cloud or do I need to move it all?
  • What pre-requisites do you need to check?
  • What OS and versions are supported in the cloud?
  • Proper sizing of your environment, bigger is not always better.
  • Network routing in the cloud, dedicated connections, VPN, tunnels, and firewalls.
  • What timeline should I expect?
  • Is everything secure?
  • How do I cut over from my current environment to the cloud?
  • Upgrade your JDE while moving to the cloud – become Code Current in the process.

Cloud is the New Sheriff In Town, and Changing the Way You Implement

Sunday, April 22, 2018  //  12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Cloud implementation projects are markedly different from the traditional on premise versions and require organizations to pay added attention to the project launch. Starting a project with an understanding of the business need, vision, organizational buy-in, and enthusiasm is key to the project’s overall success. This workshop will provide attendees with tools and techniques to design an effective Cloud launch program.


Lift and Shift Your Environment to the Oracle Cloud

Sunday, April 22, 2018  //  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In this session, you gain a high-level understanding of the process to take your existing operational onsite environment and have it run successfully in Oracle Cloud. Learn the general overall migration strategy to capitalize on the benefits of scalability, agility, and cost-efficiency of having your business environment in Oracle Cloud.