5 Reasons Why Cloud ERP Is Perfect For Your Start-Up Investing in inventory and accounting ERP software can be a daunting process – especially for small and start-up businesses as they struggle to set up processes and invest in company growth while working to minimize spending and expenses. However, systems previously only affordable by large, established companies are now available for small and start-up businesses at less cost, thanks to the cloud. Cloud based ERP software (sometimes referred to as hosted or SaaS) provides all the same benefits of on-premises ERP with the added benefit of predictable monthly fees, remote
What to Ask Your Vendor About When Choosing a Cloud ERP System Cloud-based software systems are becoming increasingly popular among businesses worldwide. ERP systems provide a high degree of practical value to businesses that make daily operations easier and more efficient. There are many ERP vendors that offer great features and 24/7 technical support to their clients. However, before you take any important steps, it is important to bring up 3 important points to your vendor so you choose the right CloudERP system for your business. 1. Upgrades Today, most applications are regularly updated to maintain and improve functionality. It is important to know if your ERP vendor is
The Future Of The Personal Computer Is In The Cloud The predictions that the PC is about the go the way of the dinosaur (or the pager, or the fax machine) have largely come from the financial sector and rabid Apple fans. Both of these groups have seen declining computer sales, especially the recent 14% drop, as proof of their theories. Microsoft’s huge recent faux pas, Windows 8, is just further proof that personal computers will be crowding the landfills and we will all face the sunset, singing “Kumbaya”, reading the lyrics from the screens of our iPads and iPhones.
Past, Present and Future: Cloud Computing in Three Minutes Perhaps the most interesting thing about the cloud is just how fluffy it really is. Recent news indicates that it has finally gone mainsteam. Yet at the same time, most people are still not quite clear on what the cloud really is. To get a better understanding, here’s a three-minute summary of where the clouds came from and where they are heading. Looking at the roots of the cloud computing movement, it all really started in the late ‘90s when companies with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model started surfacing. Perhaps the most well known pioneer is Salesforce.com,
Cloud Computing And Organizational Inertia Having spent this last week at the Cloud Connect event in Silicon Valley, I have had a number of interesting discussions with people involved with various aspects of cloud computing. While industry analysts such as Gartner and IDC are projecting that 80% of all servers running on native hardware are expected to be virtualized by 2020, many service provider and media representatives I’ve spoken with continue to be a little skeptical as far as these projections are concerned. From a technical standpoint, the development effort by industry bellwethers like Cisco, IBM and HP has significantly accelerated the technological development in