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Cloud computing is a rental service of hardware and software, delivered to users via the internet. …

Cloud computing is a rental service of hardware and software, delivered to users via the internet.

Cloud is a business accelerator - it provides SMEs enterprise-level applications without the head ache of ownership.

During Servcorp's Business shorts event in Singapore, we try to demystify cloud and offer solutions SMEs in Singapore can immediately begin using.

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  • 1. WHY IT PAYSSMEs TO KEEPTHEIR HEADS INTHE CLOUD
  • 2. ABOUT FUTUREBOOKS We official started in May 2011. One of the first to embrace cloud computing.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 3. ABOUT FUTUREBOOKS Help you to market and sell your firmwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 4. WHAT IS CLOUDCOMPUTING? Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and Wikipedia’s information are provided to definition computers and other devices as a utility over the Internet.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 5. WHAT IS CLOUDCOMPUTING? Less load, fewer apps and less data stored on local devices. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.comwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 6. WHAT IS CLOUDCOMPUTING? Cloud removes HDDs from devices and keeps them in safer, virtual space. All benefits of the device without the cost and maintenance of hard disks and software.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 7. WHAT IS CLOUDCOMPUTING? Multi-tenancy enables sharing of resources and costs, spread across a large pool of usersPhoto courtesy of Servcorp www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 8. CLOUD FACES SOMECHALLENGES 25% of SMEs are not aware of the benefits of cloud. OpinionMatters UK survey of 250 SMEs 2011www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 9. SHORT TERM BENEFITSOF CLOUD Turn capital expenditure into an incremental cost Quick to register – no installation. Cost saving No knowledge or instruction manual. No ownership or maintenance. Instant access anytime and from anywhere where the internet is available.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 10. FEATURES TRANSLATEINTO ONE BIG BENEFIT More time and resources to focusing on core competencyPhoto courtesy of Servcorp www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 11. GROWTH OF CLOUDCOMPUTING GLOBALLY Awareness of cloud has been steadily growing since 2008www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 12. GROWTH OF CLOUDCOMPUTING IN INDIA “The growth rate of cloud computing in India is four times the global average” - Peter Coffee, Head of Platform Research, Salesforce.comwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 13. GROWTH OF CLOUDCOMPUTING IN INDIA $3 billion dollar market by 2015 50% saving to Indian enterprises creating in the process 100,000 additional jobs by 2015www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 14. CLOUD GROWTHSINGAPORE 2011 IBM invest $38 million in a new Cloud Computing Data Centre in Singapore Dell opens cloud solution center in Singaporehttp://www.cloudtweaks.com/2011/03/ibm-invests-38-million-in-singapore-data-center-to-address-asia-pacific-cloud-computing-needs/www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 15. DIFFERENT KIND OFPURCHASE Upgrade is now cloud – no longer RAM, HDD and software.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 16. CLOUD SOLUTIONSFOR SINGAPORESMEs
  • 17. WHEN TO GO CLOUD Starting an new company or division Large IT investments in upgrades or new resources Good time to think about Decision to outsource a greater number of cloud tasks Movement towards a decentralised workforcewww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 18. CHANGES IN THE OFFICE Cloud will mean no more software in a box, servers, storage discs.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 19. CHANGES IN THE OFFICE Even telephony is moving to the cloudwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 20. CLOUD SOFTWARE salesforce.com Customer relationship management For less than S$25 per month.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 21. CLOUD SOFTWARE Google Apps users get customised e-mail addresses, mobile e- mail, a calendar, IM access, spam filtering, Google Docs, and Google Sites. For less than S$10 per monthwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 22. CLOUD SOFTWARE Microsoft Office 365 users can access e-mail, documents, contacts and calendars from any device that’s connected to the Internet. For less than S$10 per monthwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 23. CLOUD SOFTWARE Skype One of the first VOIP services. Free and paid versionwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 24. CLOUD SOFTWARE QuickBooks Online. Optimised for the Singapore SME market. Starts at S$10 per monthwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 25. CLOUD HOSTING Cloud hosting is all about incrementally increasing fees with usage.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 26. CLOUD STORAGE Store files and access via Windows, Mac, Linux,iPad, iPhone, and smart phone. Free and paid versionwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 27. CLOUD PROJECTMANAGEMENT Basecamp. Collaborate and project manage. Starts at US$49 per monthwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 28. REMOTE MEETINGS Web conference with anyone, anywhere, in real time. Starts at US$5 per month (save US$10)www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 29. FILE TRANSFER Send any size file or folder securely across the internet. Starts at US$10 per monthwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 30. CLOUD TOREAWAKENOUTSOURCING
  • 31. ASSIGN ROLES ANDDERIVE MAXIMUM VALUE Mobile sales Service provider Management teams raising like a bookkeeper view reports cost estimates works remotely via desktop Cloud provider Service level agreementwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 32. SWITCH SERVICE PROVIDERSAND PLATFORMS ANYTIME Low switching costs forces competition and higher levels of servicewww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 33. NEW MANAGEMENTSTYLE Fewer face-to-face meetings and dedicated SME management account persons. style will evolve to suit an outsource Less email communication and more cloud model. collaboration. Greater focus on service level agreements to set expectations and manage processes.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 34. SAFETY TIPSMIGRATING TOCLOUD
  • 35. SECURITY BIGGESTCONCERN Biggest concern moving to cloud is security Chart courtesy of Apollo Researchwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 36. TRUST IS KEY TOMOVING TO CLOUD Money in the bank wasn’t always money in the bankwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 37. #1. MIGRATE NON-SYSTEMCRITICAL FUNCTIONS FIRST Start with non-critical apps like remote back-up and accountingwww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 38. #2. USE 30 DAYFREE TRIALS Road test various platforms before committing. Make sure it works for you.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 39. #3. DEMAND SERVICELEVEL AGREEMENTS Establish clear goals for using cloud platform and set expectations.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 40. #4. PLATFORMCERTIFICATION Prefer service providers which are recognised by platform providerswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 41. #5. THINK TWICE ABOUTHARDWARE UPGRADES Cloud requires less computing power and disc space than desktop apps.www.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 42. STAY IN TOUCH WITHFUTUREBOOKS Email us at inquiry@futurebooks.com.sg Follow us twitter/futureb00kswww.futurebooks.com.sg
  • 43. TERMS OF USERestrictions on Use of Contents 4. Any request to otherwise reproduce the Contents from this1. Except as otherwise provided, the Contents of this Web Site for publication or commercial use should beDocument shall not be reproduced, republished, uploaded, addressed to: info@futurebooks.com.sg.posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilitywithout the prior permission of FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD. To use 5. The Contents of this Document are provided on an “as is”any parts of the Contents of this Document, the user must seek basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extentpermission in writing, stating the c Contents for use; intent of permitted by law, FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD does not warrantuse; manner of use; time frame of use and identity of the user. and hereby disclaims any warranty:FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD reserves the right to refuse permission (a) as to the accuracy, correctness, reliability, timeliness, non-without declaring reason(s); and/or if information submitted by infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for any particularuser is deemed insufficient. purpose of the Contents of this Document;2. You may view, download and print the Contents if: (b) that the Contents available through this Document or any(a) the Contents are used for non-commercial or personal use functions associated therewith will be uninterrupted or error-only and will not be copied or posted on any network free, or that defects will be corrected or that this Documentcomputer or broadcast in any media, and and the server is and will be free of all viruses and/or other(b) no alterations, additions or modifications of the Contents harmful elements.are made in any way 6. FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD shall also not be liable for any(c) due acknowledgement is given to “FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD” damage or loss of any kind caused as a result (direct or indirect)and citing the sources for the relevant data extracted. of the use of the Document, including but not limited to any3. Modification of any of the Contents or use of the Contents damage or loss suffered as a result of reliance on the Contentsfor any other purpose will be a violation of FUTUREBOOKS PTE contained in or available from the Document.LTD ‘s copyright and other intellectual property rights.Graphics and images on this Document are protected bycopyright and may not be reproduced or appropriated in anymanner without written permission of FUTUREBOOKS PTE LTD. www.futurebooks.com.sg