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2012-02-16 Cloud Solutions

  1. 1. Small Business Cloud Solutions Nate Solloway, Tech Outsourcing Manager, IT February 16, 2012Thrive. Grow. Achieve.
  2. 2. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS WHAT’S ON TAP • What is the Cloud? • Common uses for small business • Is it right for YOU? • File Hosting • Email Hosting • Hosted CRM • Q&ASmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 2
  3. 3. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONSSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 3
  4. 4. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS BUZZ WORDS!Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 4
  5. 5. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS Let’s use a simple analogy Say you just moved to a city, and you’re looking for a place to liveSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 5
  6. 6. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS You can either Build a house or Rent an apartmentSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 6
  7. 7. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS If you build a house, there are a few important decisions you have to make…Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 7
  8. 8. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS But, you get a chance to customize flooring Roof floor plan lighting landscapingSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 8
  9. 9. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS Once the house is built, you’re responsible for maintenance Hire Landscaper Heating and Cooling Pay property tax House Keeping Gutter Cleaning WaterSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 9
  10. 10. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS How about renting?Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 10
  11. 11. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS Consider a builder in your city builds a massive number of apartment unitsSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 11
  12. 12. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS A unit can easily be converted into a 2,3,4 or more unitsSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 12
  13. 13. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS You make a fewer, simpler decisions You can start with one unit and grow later, or downsizeSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 13
  14. 14. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS But… You do not have a lot of options to customize your unitSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 14
  15. 15. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS Pay as You Go Just pay your rent and utilitiesSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 15
  16. 16. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS STAFF ARE PROBABLY ALREADY USING THE CLOUD • Webmail • Personal Pictures • Videos • Personal Files • BankingSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 16
  17. 17. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY • 51% of internet users who have done a cloud computing activity say a major reason they do this is that it is easy and convenient. • 41% of cloud users say a major reason they use these applications is that they like being able to access their data from whatever computer they are using. • 39% cite the ease of sharing information as a major reason they use internet applications or store data there.Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 17
  18. 18. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS DECISION MAKING • Are you at a point where a change of some sort is necessary? If so, you must decide on a direction. If not, you may choose to wait if you are not incurring significant cost or productivity loss by staying in your current situation. • The external one-time implementation costs – hardware, implementation/migration costs • The ongoing costs - monthly hosting fees vs. support staff salaries or consultant fees, etc. • Availability of staff to provide support and network administration • Availability of facilities to house on-premise servers • Desire to share information across geographic boundaries and related costs - travel, telecommunications to connect multiple offices, etc.Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 18
  19. 19. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONSSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 19
  20. 20. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS WHY IS THE CLOUD SO APPEALING? Reduce Capital Free Up Important Peace of Mind Expenditures Resources •Datacenters, •New hardware, •Administration, networking, and software, maintenance, backups can be peripherals and the upgrades and overwhelming for never-ending implementation are the average SMB to upgrade pressures costly and time- manage. With are eliminated with consuming. Give hosted Exchange hosted solutions time back with solutions, SMBs can hosted solutions. focus on the most important goal – growing their business.Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 20
  21. 21. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS FILE OFFERINGSSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 21
  22. 22. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS EMAIL OFFERINGSSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 22
  23. 23. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS IN HOUSE E-MAIL + FILE SHARINGSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 23
  24. 24. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS HOSTED EMAIL OVER 5 YEARSSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 24
  26. 26. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS RAFFA Private Cloud Take you from thisSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 26
  27. 27. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS RAFFA Private Cloud To this!Small Business Cloud Computing/ Page 27
  28. 28. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS RAFFA PRIVATE CLOUD • Customized to your needs • As low as $350 per server • RAFFA customer service planning, deploying and supporting your cloud • Managed services for RAFFA clientsSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 28
  29. 29. SMALL BUSINESS CLOUD SOLUTIONS HOSTED CRM • Salesforce.com 10 users free (nonprofit), $25 per user per month • MS Dynamics $9.99 per month (nonprofit) • CiviCRM WebHosting + Customization • SugarCRM $360 per user per yearSmall Business Cloud Computing/ Page 29