Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – these are some of the more popular terms associated with the world’s shift to digitalization. From small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to multinational companies, businesses are moving their applications, processes, and data from an on-premises setting to a cloud environment. This trend highlights the importance of IT agility to the success of an organization.

Burns & McDonnell, a company with over 7,000 employees and more than 400+ engineering design applications, decided to move their assets to a SaaS platform to become more agile and competitive in the market. Along the way, they discovered the importance of metering software usage to reduce costs, improve user behavior, and optimize licenses to maximize the benefits of cloud migration. In today’s fast-paced world, the availability of data is essential in making smart decisions to adapt quickly to the changing environment.

Join Burns & McDonnell’s Michael Allen as he shares the company’s experiences in the following topics:

  • Pivoting to Cloud Solutions to Improve Core Competencies
  • Shifting from License Ownership to License Utilization
  • Leveraging Transparency to Drive Business Growth

This webinar will be a live virtual interview which will be facilitated by one of our Business Solutions Consultant Linda Cole via LinkedIn Live.

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Michael D. Allen
Director of Engineering Technology,
Burns & McDonnell

Michael currently manages over $30 million of investments in engineering technology and is responsible for maximizing the value gained and minimizing overhead. His team manages more than 200 software vendors across all disciplines of engineering and several strategic accounts like Autodesk, Aspen Technologies, Inc., Bentley Systems, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and Hexagon.

Michael has led the Engineering Technology team at Burns & McDonnell since 2012 and worked in the engineering industry for more than 30 years. His recent efforts are focused on modernizing the engineering experience by promoting the use of cloud hosted systems and SaaS solutions. These strategies are helping Burns & McDonnell save millions in software licensing, infrastructure, administration, and labor.