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Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses
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Renee Schmidt - Madison Technology - Cloud Computing (Part 2) For Growing Businesses

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  • 1. No Servers and No Software<br />Part 2: <br />How to Leverage <br />Cloud Computing For <br />Your Small Business<br />Presented by:<br /> John Engates, CTO, Rackspace®HostinG<br /> Renée Schmidt, Co-Founder, Madison Technology<br />
  • 2. MadisonTechnology<br /> Managed Hosting & Full-Lifecycle IT Services<br />
  • 3. About Renee Schmidt<br />Co-Founder & Principal<br />825 Third Avenue, 2nd FL <br />New York, NY 10022 <br />T.   +1 (212) 400-7550 x1601<br />E.   renee@madisonti.com<br />Twitter: @SheBytesBlog<br />Blog: http://SheBytes.com <br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 4. About Madison Technology<br /><ul><li> Established in 2007
  • 5. Located in New York City
  • 6. Local provider of Cloud Services & Full-Lifecycle IT Services
  • 7. We work with SMBs in Tri-State NYC Area</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 8. What We Do<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 9. Recap of Cloud Computing<br /><ul><li>SMBs are moving into the Cloud
  • 10. Rather than owning your servers, hardware, software –all of that is offsite
  • 11. Rent rather than Own
  • 12. Pay for what you use
  • 13. Save money (20-50%): no hardware/software = no need for onsite
  • 14. Paradigm shift : computing grid like the electricity grid </li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 15. Applications in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Host any application in the cloud
  • 16. Many software vendors offer a cloud-based version of their product
  • 17. A popular example is Microsoft; offering their office suite in the cloud.
  • 18. Also QuickBooks in the Cloud; abridged
  • 19. Apps in the Cloud can be accessed from anywhere in the world
  • 20. Using an internet connection and any computer
  • 21. Doubles as a remote access solution
  • 22. Case Study: Bookkeeping Company
  • 23. Centralized QuickBooks and Peachtree in the Cloud
  • 24. Provide their clients with access to the applications
  • 25. Without cloud technology they would have to physically go to each client
  • 26. Cloud technology allows you to access your office from anywhere</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 27. Timing & Elasticity <br /><ul><li>Introducing new application into your infrastructure, must consider:
  • 28. Resource allocation (meaning, will another server or more memory be required?)
  • 29. Traditional Infrastructures, must:
  • 30. Purchase additional hardware
  • 31. Wait a week or more until it arrives
  • 32. Engineer must come onsite to implement
  • 33. Cloud: add another server or more memory with a phone call
  • 34. Deployed quickly, seamlessly
  • 35. Infinitely scalable and dynamic
  • 36. Good for business growth or downsizing
  • 37. Have as much or as little as needed
  • 38. Don’t have to consider future needs</li></ul>Time Consuming!<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 39. Security in the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Maximum reliability and security
  • 40. Far more secure and of much higher performance than typical SMB network
  • 41. Most small businesses have data in office: under desk or in closet
  • 42. Generally, OK –but what happens in the event of a disaster?
  • 43. Even with tape backup, how do you restore data?
  • 44. Lack of backup can result in a severe financial loss or even business failure!
  • 45. Cloud: access to your data from anywhere, any time.
  • 46. Data is SAFE off-site:
  • 47. Building Infrastructure: purpose-built, military strength, 3-factor security process to enter premises
  • 48. Hardware Infrastructure: no single point of failure; fully redundant: 99.999% uptime
  • 49. Software Infrastructure: security built into login; 2-factor authentication using token</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 50. Remote Access Token – Security Cont’d <br /><ul><li>2-factor authentication
  • 51. Unique to user
  • 52. 6-digit Token Code changes every 60-seconds
  • 53. If username/password are obtained, without personal token, there’s no way to gain access to your data</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 54. Cloud: Office Anywhere<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 55. Should SMBs move entirely to the Cloud? <br />YES!<br />www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 56. Benefits of the Cloud<br /><ul><li>Cost Savings
  • 57. No up-front hardware costs
  • 58. No burden of high cooling/electricity costs
  • 59. No dedication of valuable real estate space to hardware storage
  • 60. Eliminate financial burden of running an in-house IT department
  • 61. (avoid expensive recruitment, salary, over time, vacation time, benefits)
  • 62. Consumption-based billing
  • 63. Like electricity
  • 64. Pay as you go; pay for only the resources consumed
  • 65. Improved Timing & Elasticity </li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 66. Benefits of the Cloud – Cont’d<br /><ul><li>Higher Productivity
  • 67. Focus on your core business
  • 68. Remote access for users in the field
  • 69. Enhanced Security
  • 70. Use Internal Resources Efficiently
  • 71. Relieves in-house personnel of IT responsibilities
  • 72. Business Continuity, Improved Risk Management & Accountability
  • 73. Mitigate unscheduled downtime
  • 74. Multiple technicians to back-fill for one another
  • 75. Guaranteed response time and 24/7 support, 365 days a year</li></ul>www.madisonti.com<br />
  • 76. Q & A<br />Renee Schmidt<br />Co-Founder & Principal<br />John Engates, CTO, Rackspace® Hosting<br />

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