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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? …

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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  • 1. How smart businesses use technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies
  • 2. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Suzi DafnisAustralian Businesswomen’s Network
  • 3. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Q&A
  • 4. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:TWITTERUse tag: #abncloudFollow along @suzidafnisPaul: @paulwallbankMandi: @babyology
  • 5. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Sponsored By: www.optusbusiness.com.au/officeapps
  • 6. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Are you digital ready? www.optusbusiness.com.au/digitalready
  • 7. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul Wallbank Mark Baylis Mandi Gunsberger Writer & Broadcaster, General Manager, CEO & Managing Editor,eBusiness, Seven Steps to Optus Digital Business Babyology Online Success
  • 8. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul WallbankeBusiness, Seven Steps to Online Success
  • 9. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Demystifying the Cloud How cloud computing can help your business
  • 10. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:• Millions of computers working together•• Shared services redundancy What is the cloud?
  • 11. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Cloud computing is nothing new • Return to early days of computing • Client server • Expensive • PCs took over in 1990s
  • 12. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Scalability • No capital cost • More flexible • Can change with business plans
  • 13. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Teamwork • Business relies on collaboration • PC based software works against this • Cloud services build in collaboration • Teams are more than your staff
  • 14. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Mobile working • Mobile working has been the weakness of older technology • Remote access has been complex and unreliable • Accessible Internet makes it possible
  • 15. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: • IT is a big structure within business • Cloud dismantles most of the barriers Dismantling • Big business has identified the opportunities edifices
  • 16. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: 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. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:Not alwaysfree• The Internet has trained us to expect free• Many services have costs• Flexibility is the key• Cloud favours small business
  • 18. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:• There are real risks• Any business process involves risk, it’s a matter of identify risks, understanding and managing them The risks
  • 19. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Security • People over estimate their own security • Cloud is generally safer • Complex passwords • Secure logins • Log off shared computers
  • 20. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: • All cloud services have ToSTerms of service • These can be arbitrary
  • 21. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Reliability • How reliable is the service provider? • SLAs don’t matter
  • 22. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: The case for business cloud computing • Flexibility • Low entry costs • Scalability • Accessibility
  • 23. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Paul Wallbank www.ebusinessbook.com.au www.paulwallbank.com Twitter: @paulwallbank
  • 24. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Mark Baylis General Manager SMB Digital Business Optus
  • 25. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Demystifying The Cloud Digital strategies to get you ahead in business
  • 26. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: The cloud is still mysterious to many currently use claim to fully understand it Many are using cloud are unsure without knowing what it offers
  • 27. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Benefits of the CLOUD The Cloud The Cloud The Cloud provides enables provides big business your access to technology mobile big business for small working life support businesses
  • 28. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: The Cloud is with us NOW!
  • 29. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: SMBs need to 1 Consumers are wanting to absorb content on smartphones and wanting to purchase online. keep pace 2 Businesses need to keep up to access consumer spend. with consumer 3 Some SMB’s are doing this – but research shows majority aren’t. Get involved. needs
  • 30. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: How digital ready are you?
  • 31. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Mixed views on online strategies 26% see no value in having an online strategy 26% 48% agree the online strategies are critical or quite important 48% 21% don’t value the importance of an online strategy 21%
  • 32. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: PC security strong, mobile security playing catch up 89% 46% secure mobile devices have anti virus software with for their PCs mobile device software
  • 33. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Regular data backup, but is it really safe Of those that do backup do so on premise Do not regularly backup data
  • 34. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Mobility on the rise, but can be used more effectively Optus 5% Providing tablets Feel mobile working options for staff is important for their 44% business Are providing staff with 70% mobile phones (46% smartphones)
  • 35. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Online collaboration some early adoption of businesses use 16% online storage to collaborate internally rely on a server 29% in the office consider online 30% collaboration a necessary business tool
  • 36. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Take a journey through Optus OfficeApps
  • 37. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: We’re also enabling a digital future for small and medium businesses to give them the competitive edge they need STAY CONNECTED STAY ON TOP GET ENJOY LIFE “I communicate “Digital gives me CUSTOMERS “Simplify, entertain seamlessly with access to big “Get found and get and organise my life those that matter to business tools to sales – work and personal” me regardless of help me be more leads online” where I am” effective” Total Fleet Business Timeless Cap plans plans Large Mobile Security screen Fusion Web site Optus Now TV & Video plans Business Backup Mobile site TV Now Call Buddy Email & Web WebFax Collaboration SMS Advertisin Smart Safe g packages Go Places Vidspot
  • 38. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: 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. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Get involved You’re missing opportunities if you’re not on board the digital economy. Has a range of products which offers anywhere anytime access Take the assessment… See where you are at… Get ahead!
  • 40. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:Mandi Gunsberger Babyology
  • 41. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:
  • 42. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by:Mandi Gunsberger Babyology
  • 43. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Managing… • Staff • Customers • Business
  • 44. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Q&A Use the Question Pane to Ask Your Questions Paul Wallbank Mark Baylis Mandi Gunsberger
  • 45. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Coming Up Innovation through Technology
  • 46. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: YOUR FREE eBook10 Ways Cloud Computing is Good for Small Business
  • 47. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Sponsored By: www.optusbusiness.com.au/officeapps
  • 48. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Are you digital ready? www.optusbusiness.com.au/digitalready
  • 49. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Thank you Paul Wallbank Mark Baylis Mandi Gunsberger
  • 50. Demystifying the Cloud sponsored by: Become a member today. www.abn.org.au