Workshop IDBS

Lessons learned and things to remember when migrating from on-premise to cloud


Name:           Will Gray

Company:   IDBS

Title:             Senior Consultant GPS



Presenter's biography

Will Gray is a Senior Consultant in the Global Professional Services Delivery team based out of IDBS’ Guildford office in the UK. He joined IDBS in 2009 and has been involved in many large scale deployments of E-WorkBook across a variety of disciplines; from both a technical and strategic perspective, to managing those projects.

Prior to joining IDBS Will worked as an in-vivo scientist at Pfizer and was involved in implementing IDBS’ E-WorkBook Suite within his department as a lead user for the product.


Many companies are migrating their on-premise IT infrastructures to the cloud, to take advantage of lower costs and better overall support. This journey, however, is not as simple as flicking a switch and everything is there. Many factors impact the speed and stages that a migration should go through. They include, but are not limited to:

  • application design and support for web
  • validation of systems
  • integrations to other cloud and on-premise system
  • security of communications, data, and users
  • IT policies
  • IP policies

We will go over how a number of these hurdles can be identified and managed, using various use cases of IDBS moving customers from on-prem to The Cloud.

Session Learnings

  • What are the starting list of barriers and solutions when moving to IT systems
  • Using case studies see how others have accomplished the move
  • An opportunity to discuss real world issues with your peers.

Company Introduction


From pharmaceuticals to energy, healthcare to consumer goods, IDBS helps research and development (R&D) teams make discoveries that have the potential to transform the lives of populations worldwide.

We are passionate about optimizing scientific process and making data genuinely useful and actionable. As a leading global provider of advanced software for R&D, we provide organizations with the technology they need to securely capture, manage, share and exploit structured and unstructured data.

Our technology and domain expertise enables users to link data to data, data to people and people to people to drive innovation, achieve faster time to market and improve margins.