Cloud ComputingSoftware As A Service        SaaS Hosted Applications
Three Types Of Cloud Services• Infrastructure - clusters or virtualized servers, networks, storage and   systems software ...
Cloud Computing 101•   More productivity•   Save money•   Less hassle•   Others manage the tech stuff. You run your    bus...
What Is It?• No software installed on a computer• All software is accessed on a remote server
What are the benefits•   Easier and faster upgrades•   Quickly scale•   Fast implementation – only a browser•   Data is ba...
How to choose the right vendor•   Track record of success•   Years in business•   Who uses them•   What are their security...
Barrier to entry for SaaS Is Low –            Be Careful
Is cloud computing for everyone?• Most small businesses yes• Some might choose to have their own on  premise server
How to have successful cloud service• Fast and reliable internet connection• Reliable vendor• Does the solution meet 80% o...
Integration of cloud services• One cloud service can speak to another  through API’s• Easier to transfer data – less data ...
Cloud Services for Small Business• Your phone system (Ring Central, Grasshopper, Verizon)• Your office suite (Microsoft Of...
Cloud Security• Have complex passwords and change them  regularly• Audit your data (is data missing?)• Review your vendors
A few more tips• Educate yourself and your staff - learn more  than the basics of your cloud services• Can your cloud serv...
….and a bit more• Cloud computing comes alive with mobile  technology• Test cloud computing services (did that  Dropbox fi...
Some Cloud Services…
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  1. 1. Cloud ComputingSoftware As A Service SaaS Hosted Applications
  2. 2. Three Types Of Cloud Services• Infrastructure - clusters or virtualized servers, networks, storage and systems software designed to augment or replace the functions of an entire data center.• Platform - Provides virtualized servers on which users can run existing applications or develop new ones without having to worry about maintaining the operating systems, server hardware, load balancing or computing capacity• Software - SaaS provides all the functions of a sophisticated traditional application, but through a Web browser, not a locally-installed application
  3. 3. Cloud Computing 101• More productivity• Save money• Less hassle• Others manage the tech stuff. You run your business.
  4. 4. What Is It?• No software installed on a computer• All software is accessed on a remote server
  5. 5. What are the benefits• Easier and faster upgrades• Quickly scale• Fast implementation – only a browser• Data is backed up and secure
  6. 6. How to choose the right vendor• 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
  7. 7. Barrier to entry for SaaS Is Low – Be Careful
  8. 8. Is cloud computing for everyone?• Most small businesses yes• Some might choose to have their own on premise server
  9. 9. How to have successful cloud service• Fast and reliable internet connection• Reliable vendor• Does the solution meet 80% of your needs
  10. 10. Integration of cloud services• One cloud service can speak to another through API’s• Easier to transfer data – less data entry
  11. 11. Cloud Services for Small 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)
  12. 12. Cloud Security• Have complex passwords and change them regularly• Audit your data (is data missing?)• Review your vendors
  13. 13. A few more tips• Educate yourself and your staff - learn more than the basics of your cloud services• Can your cloud services integrate with other services or data sources (no information silos)
  14. 14. ….and a bit more• Cloud computing comes alive with mobile technology• Test cloud computing services (did that Dropbox file sync?)• Free is not always the best• Don’t have too many redundant services
  15. 15. Some Cloud Services…

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