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  • Plus ça change 
  • It’s the latest buzz word getting industry analysts a-froth
  • Term comes from diagrams where the internet would be displayed as a cloud
  • All sorts of clever infrastructure stuff (Amazon AWS, Google App Engine, VM Ware)
  • But for applications it’s basically the same as ASP and SaaS Stuff we’ve been talking about since 2000! Plus ça change 
  • # Universal – both geographical and entry point # Share information securely – no more data CDs or USB keys # By-pass email system and avoid FTP servers # No need for software – online doc creation and editing # Secure, VPN-like access from any computer # Reduce IT support strain, easy to set up and maintained by anyone # If ONE PERSON can’t access the system then collaboration falls apart (slow machines, IE6, mobile etc)
  • # Upload all of your important documents and agreements and ensure they and your customers are always available to you # Make sure everything is available wherever you get an internet connection, without the need for any technical knowledge # Using a digital scanner, you can save, upload and store all of your documents online should you ever need to access them # Ensure your business is totally backed up in a secure, offsite environment
  • # Connect remote teams, give them a sense of unity # Create online discussions rather than starting unmanageable email chains # You can share the latest version of documents and not lose track of which version is the latest after all the edits # Conference calling facilities and screen sharing included in your account # You can make announcements to everybody you invite in and know that it will not be missed # Never miss a deadline, use RSS to keep everyone updated # Track changes to materials, full audit trail
  • Save time, reduce approval times
  • Data security and company security – where is it? How safe is it? Why not host internally?

On cloud 9  -Top tips from the barricades of the social computing revolution On cloud 9 -Top tips from the barricades of the social computing revolution Presentation Transcript

  • On Cloud Nine Top tips from the barricades of the social computing revolution
  • I am co-founder and VP strategy Ex-economist, web designer and consultant Huddle launched in April 2007 from 2 bedrooms Offices in London & SF and home to 40 staff A little bit about us... Cloud collaboration and project management
  • The Problem
    • Picture of office frustration
    Why is it still so hard to work together?
  • The Problem
    • Picture of office frustration
    Why are we here? It is still too hard to work together And, also, what happens when the MySpace generation goes to work?
  • Securely manage all your projects from one place Share files with online editing, auditing, versions, permissions and workflow Collaborate and organise with discussions, whiteboards and tasks Live meetings with integrated telephone and web conferencing Work the way you want! Multi language, RSS, iCal, social networks, desktop, iPhone, mobile, open API
  • What is the cloud?
    • “ Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like a public utility.” - Wikipedia
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  • ASP = SaaS = The Cloud
  • Who cares?
  • Universal Access
  • Business Continuity
  • Improved Communication
  • Customer Support
  • Reduced Cost
  • Always up-to-date
  • What about security?
  • Huddle = addicts
  • Where do I start?
  • CRM
  • Customer Support
  • Email Marketing
  • Hosted Email
  • Billing / Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Code Version Control
  • Collaboration
  • My Top Tips
    • First, think about which critical systems you don’t want to / can’t manage in-house
    • Remember, there’s a cool cloud service for many things – but do you need it?
    • Try before you buy as many services offer a free version / trial
    • Read blogs (Techcrunch / ReadWriteWeb / Mashable) for honest reviews
  • To learn more about Huddle...
    • (and for your chance to win an iPad)
    • Visit us at stand E6052
    • (we’ve also got donuts and beer)
  • Questions? Email: andy@huddle.net Twitter: @bandrew Try Huddle’s premium packages free for one month: 1MONTHFREE