A Quick Guide For Cloud Companies That Don’t Understand Marketing A recent small business cloud survey from Microsoft found that about two-thirds of small businesses relied on a single “IT guy” or small IT consulting company to provide them with most or all of their IT advice. As for the owners and decision makers who didn’t? Most of them did their own Internet research. This is a big problem for small and medium cloud startups. My anecdotal experience has shown that an awful large number of cloud companies aren’t taking the SMB IT channel seriously. As far as I can
Cloud Archiving And The Benefits For Your Business Cloud archiving is a document storage solution that means that data and documents no longer need to be stored as physical, paper documents, but can be transformed into digital format and stored in ‘the cloud’. Many businesses have mounds of paper documents and filing cabinets stacking up in their places of work, some even have whole rooms filled from floor to ceiling with old paper documents that need to be kept but are taking up valuable real estate in their buildings. However, cloud archives provide a solution to this very predicament, allowing
What Cloud Service Providers Can Do To Accelerate Cloud Computing Uptake Cloud computing is a promising technology; however, uptake by businesses remains slow in some industries despite the many benefits of cloud computing. Productivity, lower costs, and efficiency are some of the open benefits of the cloud. Even so, some businesses will never come on board. How can cloud computing providers convince businesses to adopt their services? Close the cloud computing knowledge gap Apparently, very few people understand what cloud computing is. According to the results of a survey, less than 50 percent of the U.S. population knows what cloud
Big Data – Will This Hype Last Long? Do you know what fate has in store for the ‘big data?’ We all are too engrossed in discussing and celebrating the bigness of big data, but we have not thought about its end. Now, nothing is eternal in the technological arena. Like the ultimate rule of universe, everything here is vulnerable to mortality and nothing can be immortal. So we all know that change is the only constant thing in this world. Now before I start quoting Socrates or Dante, I must tell you that these philosophical dogmas aptly describe the
What Cloud Computing Cannot Do For Your Business Cloud computing is here to stay. It enables businesses streamline their goals, functions, costs and operation models. Although cloud computing has been around since the internet inception, not enough information about it is available in the public domain. Businesses, individuals and non-profits still do not understand what the cloud can, or cannot do for them. Some imagine cloud computing can replace all their functions. Others imagine they can do without aspects of their businesses when they buy into it. The truth is, cloud computing can’t do all things for you. Here are
Factors That Slow Down Cloud Computing Progress Cloud computing has become the technology to be relied upon nowadays. Individuals and businesses in equal measure utilize it in different capacities because it has numerous benefits, such as efficiency in running IT function processes and affordability. Despite of this, there are many people who don’t fully take advantage of cloud computing’s potential. This article gives you some of the probable reasons for this trend. Cloud computing cynics For every great technology that comes around, there are cynics and pessimists, along with enthusiasts. Cloud computing cynics are not your average conspiracy theory fans.
Cloud Computing For Small Businesses And Why Penetration Remains Low Past 2012 In the last decade, cloud computing has become a hot topic, both in the media and at individual level. It’s estimated that close to 80 percent of all modern businesses use a form of cloud computing. The most surprising thing here is that most of them don’t even know they are using it. This has denied most of these businesses a chance to move forward, compete with peers, and grow. In the face of the benefits cloud computing offers to your business, the choices are wide open. However,