Slalom Consulting Brings Effective Cloud-based Solutions to Businesses

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Slalom Consulting, using the “national network of local offices” approach it pioneered to provide innovative business consulting to companies large and small across the United States, is making headlines with cloud-based technology solutions. The approach works so well, Microsoft named Slalom its 2011 Partner of the Year for Online Services Solutions.

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Slalom Consulting, using the “national network of local offices” approach it pioneered to provide innovative business consulting to companies large and small across the United States, is making headlines with cloud-based technology solutions. The approach works so well, Microsoft named Slalom its 2011 Partner of the Year for Online Services Solutions.

Founded in 2001, Slalom leverages its position as a Microsoft partner to offer a wide range of the technology giant’s cloud computing services. Through its Advanced Infrastructure Services, Slalom has developed a unique set of migration tools that allows clients to move to the Microsoft cloud platform effortlessly and with reduced risk.

“From the ground up, this is a cloud services business,” said Michael Brown, National Practice Lead – Advanced Infrastructure Services for Slalom’s Chicago office. “We have expanded into more of the traditional Microsoft infrastructure services and systems management work on premises. But, the majority is around Office 365 and the Microsoft cloud.”

In a business environment that sees more companies moving to cloud computing on a daily basis, 90 percent of Slalom’s business involves cloud solutions. As 2011 comes to a close, the company has migrated more than 500,000 seats to Microsoft’s cloud services, specifically — including Business Productivity Online Suite, Microsoft Office 365, and Windows Azure.

“We’re experienced, nimble, and have streamlined the process to deliver services through an intimate, flexible approach that our clients tell us brings them tremendous value” said Slalom National General Manger of Solutions Tom Chew. “Because we have a great understanding of both business and technology consulting, we understand more directly what our customers are trying to achieve overall—and we help them get there faster.”

Slalom builds custom solutions to make the migration to Microsoft Office 365 as effortless as possible for customers. By quickly enabling new capabilities and efficiencies, Slalom’s clients are able to move faster and in innovative ways toward what matters most—whether it’s moving into an emerging market or reacting to the competition.

Having the ability to work in the cloud itself, Slalom’s national network of 11 local offices and 1,300 consultants provides new clients with an example of how a business can operate remotely.

Slalom is helping clients from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses use cloud solutions as the foundation to achieve their most strategic objectives. With unique business and technology expertise, and a nimble, razor-sharp customer focus, the firm is delivering cloud solutions that are bringing success to its clients today—and new opportunities tomorrow.

To read the full profile of Slalom Consulting on Cloud Innovators at WSJ.com, click here.

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