These days, more and more small businesses and entrepreneurs are jumping on the “cloud bandwagon.” And why shouldn’t they? After all, there are several advantages in doing so. Just think about it. . . speed of implementation; ability to scale the business despite lacking internal tech expertise; lower costs; relief from tech headaches enabling you to concentrate on strategy and core competencies; and, arguably, fewer security issues you have to worry about.
Those advantages were explored in a webinar I presented on March 9, 2011 titled, “In the Cloud: 5 Reasons to Move to Online Software.” In that webinar, I polled those participating and was pleased to learn that almost 80% are already using cloud apps in the form of online banking. Significant percentages were using other online software services. In short, the small biz folk attending seemed to be receptive to online software.
With that in mind, I am delighted to continue the discussion about cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS). On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm EST (New York time), I am going to be delving even deeper into this topic in a webinar I’m presenting for the Verizon Small Business Center, called “How to Choose the RIGHT Online Software.” The information will include:
- Reliability: Is the vendor reliable as a “partner” of sorts?
- Cost: Have you considered “total cost of ownership?”
- Support: Will the support provided meet your needs?
- Integration: Will the App work with existing software?
- Security: Will you be more secure (or less) in the cloud?
Join me there:
WHEN: 2PM EST (New York time)
TWITTER HASHTAG: #VZSmallBiz
If you’d like to learn even more about online software options “in the cloud,” you can check out the Small Business Guide to Cloud Computing where TJ McCue suggests 16 things you should consider before deciding whether cloud computing is a good match for your business. Edith Yeung points us to her hand-curated list of 101 Small Business Web Applications You Must Check Out.
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