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ten things to know about cloud
TEN THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CLOUD
SaaS
So what’s the question? There are many, many
business challenges for which the cloud provides
solutions. The cloud is a channel connecting
business needs with the solutions that address
them best.
THE CLOUD
IS NOT
ONE THING
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The cloud is a collection of services available to you
as a business or an individual customer — services
that are super-powerful, incredibly convenient and
accessible, and quite cost-effective.
Just because you have moved some functions
and data to the cloud doesn’t mean you have to
move them all. On the other hand, it can make a
tremendous amount of sense to sign up for one
cloud vendor that can handle everything from HR
to sales to marketing to service to finance.
THE CLOUD
ISN’T
JUST FOR
SOFTWARE
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THE CLOUD
SHOULD MAKE
LIFE EASIER
Cloud pricing models are often like utilities, in that
you typically pay for what you use, as you use it.
That means no upfront capital expense on
computers and equipment… just a periodic fee
that’s suited for whatever budget you might have.
Move certain operations to the cloud and you’ll
likely move some of your costs from capital to
operational expenses. Still, the move is also likely
to yield some operational efficiencies, so the odds
of reducing overall spending are pretty good.
THE CLOUD
NEEDS AN
EXIT
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THE CLOUD
IS FOR LINE
OF BUSINESS
MANAGERS
One of the greatest benefits of the cloud is the
amount of scalability and flexibility your business
will gain. You can scale up or down as your business
needs change and also access information from
any device.
Before you make the big jump, you need to really
examine how employees and customers do what
they’re trying to do. Check out workflows and
existing inefficiencies to be sure that the cloud
will meet your business needs.
THE CLOUD
CAN HELP
YOUR CASH
FLOW
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THE CLOUD
IS PERSONAL
Savvy businesses know that SaaS is just the
beginning. Data as a service, for example, is a
powerful means for connecting users with your data
sets in the ways most suited for particular needs.
The cloud can give business managers more power
to share information and innovate all while making
their lives easier.
THE CLOUD
IS FLEXIBLE
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THE CLOUD
IS THE
ANSWER
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THE CLOUD
ISN’T ALL
ABOUT SAVING
MONEY
Before you put your data in the cloud, be sure you
understand how you’ll be able to get it back out
should you desire — and find out what it will cost,
and how long it’ll take.
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