Topic: Does your enterprise have a hybrid cloud strategy or a cloud strategy?


– 88% of organizations are using the cloud, while 74% of enterprises believe a hybrid cloud model will enable business growth. Are you one of the enterprises with a hybrid cloud strategy?
– A recent study by Gartner found that 8.5 percent of public companies in the sample use cloud email from Microsoft’s Office 365 service, while 4.7 percent use Google Apps for Work. The remaining 87 percent of companies surveyed have on-premises, hybrid, hosted or private cloud email managed by smaller vendors. Let’s explore why remaining 87% of the companies are reluctant to Office 365, are these just configuration issues or something like compliance, security, records management, data governance etc? Does it reduce the cost over time adopting it and how does is impact on the jobs you are doing today to manage the on-prem environment.

Speaker: Adnan Rafik

Speaker Bio: Adnan loves designing and architecting enterprise solution. Exchange and O365 is part of his everyday practice for this large enterprise customer. Adnan is certified in all versions of Exchange from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2016. He also holds Office 365 MCSA and a MCT too. He blogs about Exchange Office 365 and he can be reached via twitter @ExchangeITPro. He blog is

Event Registration URL: HERE – open to the public & free / click to attend RSVP – by 10am day of meeting

Location – you must register to gain access to the building. Microsoft Corporation 11 Times Square, 6th Avenue, across from Port Authority, NY, NY 10018