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Demystifying the Cloud

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How can small businesses increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software?

'The Cloud' is the answer. But what is it and how does it work?

Join us on 30 November when three experts demystify the Cloud for you.

Listen in as they define what the Cloud actually is and present practical examples, demonstrating the benefits that Cloud technology can bring to your business.

This webinar is sponsored by Optus Business.

Demystifying the Cloud will explore:

What is 'the cloud'?
What is all the buzz about?
How does 'the cloud' work and why is it a great tool for small business?
What are the benefits and rewards for your business?
How do you manage risk and keep your information secure?
How to use Cloud for managing team/tasks
How to securely access your information anywhere, anytime and creating a mobile and paperless environment
Ways to have greater flexibility and access to the latest technology with automatic updates as technology advances

You'll learn how to do more without new infrastructure, staff or software.

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  • Introduction

    Thanks Phil and Neil


    Asked to present on HOW we USE social media.
    How other small businesses may use it

    We are: National, Small business, Distance is an issue, SOHO clients - lack of resources especially time.
    Been online for a long time.
  • Transcript of "Demystifying the Cloud"

    1. 1. How smart businesses use technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies
    2. 2. Suzi Dafnis Australian Businesswomen’s Network Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:
    3. 3. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Q&A
    4. 4. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: TWITTER Use tag: #abncloud Follow along @suzidafnis Paul: @paulwallbank Mandi: @babyology
    5. 5. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Sponsored By: www.optusbusiness.com.au/officeapps
    6. 6. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Are you digital ready? www.optusbusiness.com.au/digitalready
    7. 7. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul Wallbank Writer & Broadcaster, eBusiness, Seven Steps to Online Success Mark Baylis General Manager, Optus Digital Business Mandi Gunsberger CEO & Managing Editor, Babyology
    8. 8. Paul Wallbank eBusiness, Seven Steps to Online Success sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud
    9. 9. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Demystifying the Cloud How cloud computing can help your business
    10. 10. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud What is the cloud? • Millions of computers working together • Shared services • redundancy
    11. 11. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Cloud computing is nothing new • Return to early days of computing • Client server • Expensive • PCs took over in 1990s
    12. 12. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Scalability • No capital cost • More flexible • Can change with business plans
    13. 13. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Teamwork • Business relies on collaboration • PC based software works against this • Cloud services build in collaboration • Teams are more than your staff
    14. 14. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Mobile working • Mobile working has been the weakness of older technology • Remote access has been complex and unreliable • Accessible Internet makes it possible
    15. 15. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Dismantling edifices • IT is a big structure within business • Cloud dismantles most of the barriers • Big business has identified the opportunities
    16. 16. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Barriers are falling • Cloud almost eliminates capital costs • Outsourcing services run on the cloud • Start-ups are using the cloud • You can get ideas to market quickly
    17. 17. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Not always free • The Internet has trained us to expect free • Many services have costs • Flexibility is the key • Cloud favours small business
    18. 18. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud The risks • There are real risks • Any business process involves risk, it’s a matter of identify risks, understanding and managing them
    19. 19. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Security • People over estimate their own security • Cloud is generally safer • Complex passwords • Secure logins • Log off shared computers
    20. 20. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Terms of service • All cloud services have ToS • These can be arbitrary
    21. 21. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Reliability • How reliable is the service provider? • SLAs don’t matter
    22. 22. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud The case for business cloud computing • Flexibility • Low entry costs • Scalability • Accessibility
    23. 23. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Paul Wallbank www.ebusinessbook.com.au www.paulwallbank.com Twitter: @paulwallbank
    24. 24. Mark Baylis General Manager SMB Digital Business Optus sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud
    25. 25. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Demystifying The Cloud Digital strategies to get you ahead in business
    26. 26. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud currently use are unsure what it offers claim to fully understand it Many are using cloud without knowing The cloud is still mysterious to many
    27. 27. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Benefits of the CLOUD The Cloud provides big business technology for small businesses The Cloud enables your mobile working life The Cloud provides access to big business support
    28. 28. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud The Cloud is with us NOW!
    29. 29. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Consumers are wanting to absorb content on smartphones and wanting to purchase online. Businesses need to keep up to access consumer spend. Some SMB’s are doing this – but research shows majority aren’t. Get involved. 1 2 3 SMBs need to keep pace with consumer needs
    30. 30. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud How digital ready are you?
    31. 31. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud 26% 48% 21% 26% see no value in having an online strategy 21% don’t value the importance of an online strategy Mixed views on online strategies 48% agree the online strategies are critical or quite important
    32. 32. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud 46% secure mobile devices with mobile device software 89% have anti virus software for their PC's PC security strong, mobile security playing catch up
    33. 33. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Do not regularly backup data Of those that do backup do so on premise Regular data backup, but is it really safe
    34. 34. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Mobility on the rise, but can be used more effectively Are providing staff with mobile phones (46% smartphones) Providing tablets Feel mobile working options for staff is important for their business 70% 44% 5% Optus
    35. 35. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Online collaboration some early adoption 29% rely on a server in the office 30% 16% of businesses use online storage to collaborate internally consider online collaboration a necessary business tool
    36. 36. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Take a journey through Optus OfficeApps
    37. 37. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud We’re also enabling a digital future for small and medium businesses to give them the competitive edge they need STAY ON TOP “Digital gives me access to big business tools to help me be more effective” GET CUSTOMERS “Get found and get sales leads online” ENJOY LIFE “Simplify, entertain and organise my life – work and personal” STAY CONNECTED “I communicate seamlessly with those that matter to me regardless of where I am” Web SMS WebFax Fleet Timeless plans Total Business Cap plans Fusion plans Email & Collaboration Business Backup Mobile Security Smart Safe Large screen Web site Mobile site Advertisin g packages Go Places Optus Now Call BuddyTV Now TV & Video Vidspot
    38. 38. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud The Cloud is relevant to your business • Drive productivity, collaboration & mobility • Eliminate time spent on IT support • Scale up and down easily as your business grows • Anywhere web access
    39. 39. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud You’re missing opportunities if you’re not on board the digital economy. Get involved Has a range of products which offers anywhere anytime access Take the assessment… See where you are at… Get ahead!
    40. 40. Mandi Gunsberger Babyology sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud
    41. 41. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud
    42. 42. Mandi Gunsberger Babyology sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud
    43. 43. • Staff • Customers • Business sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Managing…
    44. 44. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul Wallbank Mark Baylis Mandi Gunsberger Q&A Use the Question Pane to Ask Your Questions
    45. 45. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Coming Up Innovation through Technology
    46. 46. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud YOUR FREE eBook 10 Ways Cloud Computing is Good for Small Business
    47. 47. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Sponsored By: www.optusbusiness.com.au/officeapps
    48. 48. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Are you digital ready? www.optusbusiness.com.au/digitalready
    49. 49. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul Wallbank Mark Baylis Mandi Gunsberger Thank you
    50. 50. sponsored by:Demystifying the Cloud Become a member today. www.abn.org.au

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