Replace expensive legacy database platforms – January customer roundtable

Save money, improve manageability, increase performance Microsoft Customer Roundtable - January 23rd, London

Hear how Transport for London and Hampshire County Council migrated business-critical database platforms from Oracle to SQL Server, find out which services and tools can help you, and talk to the Microsoft team. Register now. [Event code: 66A139]

Reducing IT and operational costs whilst increasing performance and improving services is an ongoing challenge faced in government. The good news is that there are ways you can achieve this.

Transport for London managed migration risk in delivering a new high availability payments platform, and Hampshire County Council found that by migrating their SAP databases from Oracle to SQL Server on Windows they reduced costs by around 20%, whilst speeding decision making and supporting shared services.*

"The actual savings from migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise amounts to tens of thousands of pounds a year." Steve Collins, Head of Service Operations, Hampshire County Council.

Find out how - Attend Our Roundtable

Register now to attend the Re-platform in Government Roundtable at the Microsoft Customer Centre in London.

Tim Carman, Chief Architect for Transport for London, will present their approach for selecting a new platform for their Future Tube Payments platform and discuss how they managed migration risk and their progress to date in delivering a new high availability platform on SQL Server 2012.

We will also take you through Hampshire County Council's real life example of a SAP migration from Oracle to SQL Server and introduce you to their Total Cost of Ownership model.

We will provide you with information on Microsoft's assessment services to help build your business case for migration, as well as a practical overview of the steps and tools required to successfully complete the job.

There will be plenty of opportunity to learn from your peers facing similar challenges, and to pose your technical and licensing questions to the Microsoft team.

Register Now
Online: Here (Event Code: 66A139)
Phone: 0870 166 6680 (Reference: 9199)

Wednesday January 23rd, 2012
08:30 - 12:00

Microsoft Customer Centre
100 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5JL

Directions HERE


08:30  Breakfast
09:00  Hampshire County Council’s SAP Migration Case
09:30  Building the business case for Oracle to SQL migration
10.00  Coffee
10:15  Running a mission critical SQL Server platform
10:45  Transport for London  – Managing application migration risk
11:15  Discussion
12:00  Close

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