Running your virtual business from anywhere - April 2013
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The National Broadband Network (NBN) will contribute to Australia being among the world’s leading digital economies through improved productivity gains, global competitiveness and social well-being ...

The National Broadband Network (NBN) will contribute to Australia being among the world’s leading digital economies through improved productivity gains, global competitiveness and social well-being (National Digital Economy Strategy, 2011).

In order to ensure your business takes advantage of this improved connectivity it will need to make sure that is ‘NBN ready’.

This interactive session presented by Allison Miller of Vanguard Visions Consulting will provide an overview of:

How your business can be a "Virtual Business"
Opportunities to sign up for free digital business mentoring will also be available.

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  • iPadsWifiSurvey at end
  • Discuss with the group the advantages and disadvantages of running a virtual businessYou can work from ANYWHERE – eg travel and work (also a disadvantage)
  • Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user's data, software and computation.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing)
  • What terms do people know – how are they using these?What will you do differently in your business?
  • One early SpiderOak Blue Private Cloud customer is the Department of Defense. Oberman says he can't discuss specifics of the deployment at the moment but notes that over 10,000 users are presently involved and that the deployment is likely to serve over 100,000 users eventually. "It's pretty significant," he said.http://www.informationweek.com/storage/data-protection/spideroak-encrypted-cloud-storage-dropbo/240005894
  • Cost of infrastructure, subscriptions, data plans,
  • Security – of devices, passwords, back ups, privacy, sync (viruses?)
  • Interoperability – between devices, using apps, browsers, systems – open data formats
  • Online sites update more regularly –staying up to date
  • What will you investigate further and why?
  • Ask participants to complete the online workshop evaluation

Running your virtual business from anywhere - April 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Modbury & Salisbury Running your virtual business from anywhereAllison Miller, Vanguard Visions Consulting
  • 2. Session Overview• Pros/Cons of a Virtual Business• Your virtual business on the go toolkit• Communication Tools• Admin/Finance Tools• Personnel Support• Key Considerations
  • 3. What are the pros and cons of a virtual business?
  • 4. Your Virtual Business on-the-go Toolkit
  • 5. Your Virtual Business ToolkitImage: Laptop: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laptop_HP.JPG – Tablet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kochtopf/5273391489/ -Smartphone: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Nexus_S_smartphone.jpg – PocketWifi - http://www.flickr.com/photos/huaweidevice/5242773193/
  • 6. Get your Virtual Business Toolkit to talk to one anotherImage: Laptop: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laptop_HP.JPG – Tablet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kochtopf/5273391489/ -Smartphone: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Google_Nexus_S_smartphone.jpg – PocketWifi - http://www.flickr.com/photos/huaweidevice/5242773193/
  • 7. Cloud Computing aka “the Cloud”Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing
  • 8. Using the Cloud Pros: • Anytime, anywhere, any device • External storage • Collaboration • Syncronisation Cons: • Where is the data? • Need internet connection • Vendors dissolvesImage: ‘Open Sky’ by Vanguard Visions Consulting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/8496879398
  • 9. Types of Cloud ServicesImage: What Type of Cloud?: Private, Public or+Hybrid? - http://www.flickr.com/photos/26072489@N08/5332731617
  • 10. Some Examples of Public Cloud Services
  • 11. Some Examples of Private Cloud Services
  • 12. Communication Tools
  • 13. Some Examples of Online Email Services
  • 14. Some Examples of Virtual Meeting Services
  • 15. Some Examples of Social Media Services
  • 16. Admin/Finance Tools
  • 17. Some Examples of Online Calendar ServicesImage: icalendar: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2513 outlook calendar: http://www.bram.us/2008/08/16/calling-all-digital-nomads-switch-your-mail-and-other-stuff-to-google-apps-yesterday/
  • 18. Some Examples of Admin Support Services
  • 19. Some Examples of Online Accounting Services
  • 20. Some Examples of Online ProgramsImage: #BOFA 2009.04.20 Inbox Bank of America | Online Banking | Customer Service | Mail List_1240282668937‘ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/playerx/3460876261/
  • 21. Some Examples of Online Payment GatewaysImage: #BOFA 2009.04.20 Inbox Bank of America | Online Banking | Customer Service | Mail List_1240282668937‘ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/playerx/3460876261/
  • 22. Personnel Support
  • 23. Some Examples of Online Project Management Services
  • 24. Some Examples of Online CRM Services
  • 25. Key Considerations of operating a virtualbusiness from anywhere
  • 26. Costs Benefits/ROIImage: Qr-ing it everywhere - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/7307318622/
  • 27. SecurityImage: University of Adelaide – Hub Central - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/8396832483/
  • 28. InteroperabilityImage: Adelaide Mini-Maker Faire - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77018488@N03/8633107222/
  • 29. ChangesImage: Changes: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8633108016_73927dec5d_m.jpg Changes: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8524/8632001807_4969bf1276_m.jpg
  • 30. The web is a portal to your businessImage: An artists impression of a portal or door to the spirit world - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spirit_portal.jpg
  • 31. What will you investigate further?
  • 32. Workshop evaluation
  • 33. Want to know more? More info: digitalcapability.com.au Register for eUpdates: bit.ly/digitalcapability Follow on: Twitter - twitter.com/digitalcapabili Facebook - facebook.com/digitalcapability LinkedIn - bit.ly/DCLinkedIN Google+ - bit.ly/DCGoogleplus Pinterest - pinterest.com/vanguardvisions
  • 34. Allison Miller 0400 732 270 allison@vanguardvisions.com.au vanguardvisionsconsulting.com.auvanguardvisionsconsulting.com.au