Working in the Cloud: An Overview

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Working in the Cloud: An Overview

  1. 1. 1st Lieutenant Alejandro E. Perez & Dr. Jose A. Briones
  2. 2. Agenda A cool quote Part 1: The different types of cloud Part 2: You, Work, & the Cloud Part 3: Cloud Work Tools Part 4: What is Right for You? Part 5: Workflow & the Cloud Q&A
  3. 3. Cool Quote "Tell me and Ill forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and Ill understand." - Chinese Proverb Theeereefooooore! I will try to:  “Keep it real”  “Keep it relevant”  “Keep it fun”
  4. 4. Part 1: The different types of cloud
  5. 5. What are Different Types of Cloud?1. The Pure Cloud2. Hybrid Cloud
  6. 6. Questions AnswerInstall the software? NoIn Your Favorite browser? Yes(Ex. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc..)Buy or Rent any hardware? No(Besides your devices to access the internet)All functions from any computer? Yes
  7. 7. Pure Cloud in a Nut Shell
  8. 8. Hybrid Cloud Everything else!Questions AnswerInstall the software? NoIn Your Favorite browser? Yes(Ex. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc..)Buy or Rent any hardware? No(Besides your devices to access the internet)All functions from any computer? Yes
  9. 9. Example: QuickBooks Enterprise  Sync the data to the cloud  Upload your backups in the cloud  You host the server (in house or outsource it)  Cannot get full operation from any computer  Install the software  Access by VPN for remote
  10. 10. Got it! Pure & Hybrid CloudWhat does it have to do with me?
  11. 11. Part 2: The New Trinity:  You, Work, & the Cloud
  12. 12. You & the Cloud“You are Poet and you don’t even know it”You and the Cloud are already bros (or sisters)  Any Web Based Tools  Ex:  Email: Gmail / Yahoo Mail  Social Media: Twitter / Facebook  Professional: Linkedin / SlideRocket / Slideshare  Military: AKO: Army Knowledge Online / DTMS
  13. 13. IF NOT! Go back to your Amish Community  Talked to them about the wonders of:  The “Internet”  And “Computers”.
  14. 14. Part 3: Cloud Work Tools
  15. 15. Work & Software:Types of Software Weapons Andrew McAffe, MIT
  16. 16. Ok, what is out there? Salesforce.com  Office Tool Pro Google  ODesk Workflowy  Huddle Basecamp  Attask SPOTS Tracking Systems  Stone Edge Technologies HighRise  Yahoo Netsuite  Zoho (CRM, Project, etc) INS Zoom  Liquid Planner Trello  Apollo GRM  QuickBooks Online OnTime  InfusionSoft.com SlideRocket  Realpage.com Electric Cloud  Twitter Box.net  Facebook
  17. 17. Example: Google Docs Google Tasks Google Voice Google Analytics Google Calendar
  18. 18. Example: Immigration Lawyer Vertical Robust Rigid Workflow Includes all INS Forms CRM included Robust Notification System Integrated Calendar Systems Integrated Billing Systems
  19. 19. Part 4: What is Right for You?
  20. 20. Ok, so what iiiiis right for me?“Wegity, check yourself, before you wreck yourself” -Ice Cube, “The Predator” Album1. Your Purpose for the Software2. Your Organizational Level3. Your Budget4. Your Desire of Control5. Your Industry
  21. 21. Your Purpose for the Software What are you trying to do, braa?  Accounting?  Ex. QuickBooks / Peach Tree  Basic Collaboration?  Ex. Basecamp /Liquid Planner  Debugging Software?  Ex. OnTime  Unite a complex organization?  Ex. SPOTS  Hire temporary Contractors online?  Ex. ODesk  Run a Sales Pipeline?  Ex. Salesforce / HighRise
  22. 22. Your Organizational Level Where are you and your business at? SPOTS Renewal + BaseCamp Infusionsoft Hybrid Cloud ERP + +QuickBooks QuickBooks Online Enterprise Maturity Late ne Decli Growth Early Growth Startup
  23. 23. Your Budget Your Pain Points Vs Your Budget:  A INS Lawyer’s Dilemma INS Zoom $400+/Month Workflowy (Free) + QuickBooks Online $13 - $65/ Month
  24. 24. Your desire of Control You are a You are want You are a laidback a little more Control Manager structure Freak! Basecamp Huddle Attask The Task Management Exercise
  25. 25. Your Industry What is your industry?  Ex. Waffle Making / Tech Sector Are there Cloud Verticals?  Ex: INS Zoom for Immigration Lawyer  Ex: Office Tool Pro for Accounting Firms (Disclaimer) What is you are SOL? Out grown your vertical?  EX. EzPro for Cancun Market / Genesis for Durango Trade How complex is your industry?  Email and Google Docs vs. Basecamp vs. SPOTS
  26. 26. The Cloud Revolution In a Nut Shell,  The Cloud Can Fulfill all of Your Business Needs  Just Remember: 1. Your Purpose for the Software 2. Your Organizational Level 3. Your Budget 4. Your Desire of Control 5. Your Industry  Start thinking of your workflow needs
  27. 27. Summary: Check yourself, Q!1. Your Purpose for the Software2. Your Organizational Level3. Your Budget4. Your Desire of Control5. Your Industry
  28. 28. Q&A www.spotstrackingsystems.com sales@spotstrackingsystems Twitter: @SpotsSystems

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