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Hugo Magalhães Presentation / CloudViews.Org - Cloud Computing Conference 2009

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Hugo Magalhães Presentation / CloudViews.Org - Cloud Computing Conference 2009

  1. 1. InfoAnchorage.com How to be part of the cloud Hugo Magalhães CLOUDVIEWS.ORG ■ Cloud Computing Conference ■ Porto ■ May 29, 2009
  2. 2. Does every business has access to software applications that map their processes? Are they cheap and easy to use?
  3. 3. Start by creating the Application. Excel Manual
  4. 4. Organize it. Lists Forms Calendars
  5. 5. Share it. Roles Users
  6. 6. Why choose the cloud? Benefits
  7. 7. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:
  8. 8. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.
  9. 9. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.  Greater visibility.
  10. 10. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.  Greater visibility.  Bypass existent Supply Chain.
  11. 11. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.  Greater visibility.  Bypass existent Supply Chain. For SMBs:
  12. 12. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.  Greater visibility.  Bypass existent Supply Chain. For SMBs:  No upfront costs.
  13. 13. Why choose the cloud? Benefits  For an IT business:  Large ecosystem of possible IT partners.  Greater visibility.  Bypass existent Supply Chain. For SMBs:  No upfront costs.  Pay as you go.
  14. 14. Why choose the cloud? Problems
  15. 15. Why choose the cloud? Problems  New non-proved business models.
  16. 16. Why choose the cloud? Problems  New non-proved business models.  Business are skeptical when their data is outside their company.
  17. 17. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges “Someone once told me that the probability of an entrepreneur getting venture capital is the same as getting struck by lightning while standing at the bottom of a swimming pool on a sunny day. This may be too optimistic.” Guy Kawasaki
  18. 18. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions:
  19. 19. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers?
  20. 20. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?
  21. 21. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.
  22. 22. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.  Primarily investment is made in sales not in debt.
  23. 23. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.  Primarily investment is made in sales not in debt.  Bottom lines:
  24. 24. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.  Primarily investment is made in sales not in debt.  Bottom lines: 1. Go after the market and then develop the product (if you can).
  25. 25. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.  Primarily investment is made in sales not in debt.  Bottom lines: 1. Go after the market and then develop the product (if you can). 2. Bootstrap you company.
  26. 26. Starting an IT shop in Portugal. Problems and challenges  Investor questions: 1. Do you have customers? Hum, no customers? What about potential customers? 2. Not a fully developed product?  IT business products are hard to sell to investors.  Primarily investment is made in sales not in debt.  Bottom lines: 1. Go after the market and then develop the product (if you can). 2. Bootstrap you company. Check Seth Godin's free e-book The Bootstrapper's Bible .
  27. 27. hugo@infoanchorage.com

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