Your business on the Cloud

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Your business on the Cloud

  1. 1. + Your business on the cloudwww.clouditguru.cominfo@clouditguru.com 4/10/2013
  2. 2. + Do you need software for running your business? a) No. All I need is a spreadsheet. b) No. It is too early to think about it now. c) Yes. I will have an edge if I know the right ones to use. 4/10/2013
  3. 3. + Trends in business software applications Social Mobile Cloud 4/10/2013
  4. 4. + Traditional software applications • Applications installed on individual computers • Accessible only from the computer the application is installed on. • Pay at once. Upgrades are not free.
  5. 5. + What are cloud applications? Applications installed on a central server called the “cloud” and accessed using the internet.  No software to install  Accessible from multiple computers  Pay only for what you use  Get new updates instantly 4/10/2013
  6. 6. + Where can you use these apps? Customer Management Document Digital Management Marketing Your Business Business Finance Process Management Management 4/10/2013
  7. 7. + App for creating business plans http://www.liveplan.com 4/10/2013
  8. 8. One page websites DIGITAL MARKETING Web Presence http://onepagerapp.com/Free for use with sub-domains
  9. 9. Regular websites DIGITAL MARKETING Web Presence http://weebly.comFree for use with sub-domains
  10. 10. All in one marketingsoftware DIGITAL MARKETING Search Engine Optimization Email Marketing Landing pages Marketing automation CRM
  11. 11. Managing your customers CUSTOMER MANAGEMENThttp://contactme.com Contact Managementhttp://karmacrm.com CRM
  12. 12. Virtual phone system CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT
  13. 13. Your data on the cloud DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT Data backup $5/month for unlimited data
  14. 14. Your data on the cloud DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT File sharing
  15. 15. Finance Management FINANCE MANAGEMENT Book keeping http://outright.com/ FREE http://waveaccounting.com/ FREE
  16. 16. Finance Management FINANCE MANAGEMENT Invoicing Billing
  17. 17. Squarehttp://square.com/ 4/10/2013
  18. 18. + Conclusion  Froma technology point of view, it’s a good time to own a business  Besmart!! Make the best possible use of the technology. All the best!! 4/10/2013

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