My VenturePad is working hard to bring knowledge, training and quality conversations about cloud computing to the forefront. In September, My VenturePad held the virtual summit OnDemand: Soaring with the Cloud, and now they have released an e-book of the same name.
Why Cloud Computing?
The cloud empowers small business by leveling the playing field. It gives smaller companies a chance to make big waves by providing access to affordable, cutting-edge tools and solutions. Because cloud computing is scalable, you pay only for what you need, when you need it. The living examples of cloud computing are numerous, including:
- Phone systems
- Web hosting
- Private social networking for your staff
- Company e-mail systems and conferencing
The cloud lets you buy more as you grow more. Instead of building a phone system or having your own servers (been there, painfully done that) for your website or local area network, you can connect to a tried- and-true system of tools. This allows you to expand your company or launch it faster. Using the cloud means somebody else services the hardware when there is problem; you just make a call.
Cloud computing, however, does bring its challenges (as all change does), including potential security issues, vendor stability concerns and integration into the way we already do business. But a little strategy, trusted advice and referrals can help us protect ourselves, find vendors with quality resources and customer service, and develop workable plans for integrating the cloud into the fabric of our businesses.
Where To Learn More
For more information on cloud computing, register for the On-Demand e-Book and Virtual Summit. You will gain access to the e-book as well as the sessions from the summit. Both tackle the issues of security, vendor stability and integration, as well as the following questions:
- How does software-as-a-service (SaaS) hold up?
- How do you select the right version for your business and integrate it with your existing systems?
- Can cloud and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) help me gain and keep a competitive advantage?
- What’s the ROI?
- Is the cloud a sustainable business initiative or not?
My VenturePad calls the summit “a rare opportunity to learn from both tech experts and business leaders who have already committed to this technology breakthrough.” Dive in and see what On Demand: Soaring With the Cloud can do for you. There is a diverse host of panelists, including former top editor of Fast Company John Byrne, as well as Netflix founder Reed Hastings.
At the least, if you are yet not ready for the cloud’s expansion, you can start strategizing for future progress.