The risk of vendor lock-in is a major hurdle to cloud adoption, yet small businesses that adopt cloud services tend to have better revenue growth and improved productivity.
CRM is intended to be a full lifecycle solution for managing customers from marketing to after sales support. This article shows a starter sales solution that can broadly be implemented within five days and cost you less than $10,000.
With all the hoopla going around about Cloud Computing, we thought it worthwhile to share a more formal definition from a reputable body.
Many IT “infrastructure as a Service” providers offer hybrid cloud services allowing you to purchase compute services as needed based on your peak. Cloud computing is still a couple years away mainly because only a few players are offering the “brokering” service that is required to make it easy to purchase computer (i.e. cpu, memory or storage) resources on demand.
One of the main limitations of existing Microsoft editions is that it does not work well in the age of “touch” tablets and phones.
Australia spends $22.4 Billion for outsourcing IT services. Why? A good external group of IT consultants lowers risk. In our experience, even mid-size companies with a group of in-house IT people do not have the same level of skill as a group of external consultants.
One of the benefits of Cloud Computing is that you can access it from anywhere. In the event of a fire or other emergency in your office, your data is still safe and reachable. Redundancy and back-ups in IT are like insurance. There are many levels of redundancy and back-up. The more you depend on your IT system for your business, the more you should spend in redundancy and back-up(s).
You can thank large organisations for the proliferation of new commodity services. The aim is to use the savings in the commodity area to invest and develop new premium service areas like mobility.