Apple iOS Google Android RIM Black Berry Microsoft Windows Mobile Windows or Mac
Online software (cloud) vs Installed Software Web Browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox) Accounting (Quick Books, Xero, Wave Accounting, Outright, Freshbooks, Sage Peachtree) Office Suites (Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps)
Collaboration and Communication Task Management (ASANA) Video Conference (Zoom.Us) Web Building (vFlyer, Word Press) CRM (Infusionsoft, Batch Book, Zoho, Campaigner CRM, Nimble, SalesForce, HighRise)
No software installed on a computer All software is accessed on a remote server
Easier and faster upgrades Quickly scale• Fast implementation – only a browser• Data is backed up and secure
More productivity Save money Less hassle Others manage the tech stuff. You run your business.
Your phone system (Ring Central, Grasshopper, Verizon) Your office suite (Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, Zoho) Your file sharing (Dropbox, SugarSync, Mozy, Egnyte) Your finances (Quickbooks Online, Outright, Freshbooks) Your CRM & Contact Management (Infusionsoft, SalesLogix, ACT!) Your Security (Symantec, Carbonite, others)
One cloud service can speak to another through API’s Easier to transfer data – less data entry
Track record of success Years in business Who uses them What are their security systems How fast can you access your data Is your data hostage
Vigilance Look. Then Click. (Links / Email Attachments) Use Difficult Passwords Be Paranoid, Nervous and Untrusting
Computer and Mobile Device Security Software Anti-virus, anti-malware, browser security, upgrade software, download with caution 2 Factor Authentication Network Configuration (router configured?) Backup (files, applications – full system backup and restoration)
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