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.
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.
IT spend is strategic when you have a unique advantage in delivering solutions through software or better KPI information through IT integration. Regardless of whether your IT spend is strategic or not, we recommend all business owners or GM’s to review their IT spend.
The LBS market is worth almost $13 Billion USD by 2014 according to Juniper Research. Part of the reason for the growth of LBS is the combined popularity of social networking, smartphones and cloud computing.
Politeness in business is more akin to some wild animals angling for the next kill. A genuine attitude is read by others and a habit of good behaviour helps breed the culture needed for an organisation. A decade long study by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton of 200,000 managers and employees actually tied the “thank you’s” to bigger profits.
The Australian government is already talking up telemedicine and education examples as remote usage ideas for the National Broadband Network. Other examples such as security related eye or thumbprint scans or logistically related delivery or warehouse inventory tracking could all be improved by integrating with mobile phone.
The latest craze in the IT (Information Technology) sector is Cloud Computing. Some call it the new frontier. The Wild West is here, bringing with it opportunities for new companies.
Despite the overwhelming success of SharePoint (with more than 100 million sold and $1Billion in revenue), there are many businesses that do not know much about it.
The short answer is that businesses, even small ones, do not always make a decision on up-front costs savings.
The CEO of Microsoft, Steve Balmer, reportedly told a reporter in New York in March 2009, “Anything that has been a server needs to be a service.” His statement is a good summary of Microsoft’s strategy, and gives you an indication of where things are going. In short, both Virtualisation and Software as a Service (SaaS) are component parts in the overall Cloud Computing trend.
You are not going to make your enterprise hardware cheaper than the big boys operating in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space. This means the real place of innovation and growth is in Platform as a Service to take advantage of this new commodity-like infrastructure by building private infrastructure to work seamlessly with the public cloud resources.
This article compares prices (roughly) of Australia hosters that are currently offering pay-as-you-go infrastructure.
The latest IT craze for the last year or so is Cloud Computing. Some have called it the new frontier. The wild wild west is here and that usually means opportunity for new companies. Where is Australia in this new innovation of technology? Have any Australia based cloud technology companies made it to the world stage?