As a business owner, I believe you might consider the following, and then get on board with cloud computing. As a result, you have more free time!
Are you part of the savvy business “IN-crowd” that’s operating In-Cloud?
You may be aware that outsourcing certain parts of business operations is becoming more and more popular. Consequently, it’s a way to give business owners more time to work ON their business, to grow their business. Otherwise, bottled-up in mundane, day-to-day operations is the alternative.
Cloud Computing: The Future of Software
Today, small businesses are operating in the same space, and with the same professionalism as larger companies. Due to, there are many more affordable outsourcing opportunities now. As a result, businesses are outsourcing Payroll, Human Resources, Software, Computer Storage, Marketing, SEO for their websites, CSR’s, Sales, etc.
Hence, businesses eliminate or reduce the need to maintain servers, software boxes, key codes, hassles with updates, etc.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud Computing is operating an application/software off-sight (i.e. G-mail, QuickBooks Online, and System100™). In other word, these solutions are located on a server at a remote facility (“in the cloud”), and accessed by using an Internet browser.
Browser-Based Software is software accessed through a Web browser, such as Firefox, Chrome or Explorer.
SaaS (Software as a Service) – Typically pronounced “sass”. This is a model of software deployment; whereby, a provider licenses an application to customers for use as a service-on-demand.
Hosted Application – Software/applications hosted from a remote facility are accessible via the Internet.
Benefits of Software as a Service or Cloud Computing:
• Lower cost.
• Pay as you go, no guessing as to how much an in-house server really costs.
• Immediate access to latest versions of an SaaS; whereby, you do nothing, it’s done for you.
• No software to install.
• New versions are released more frequently, due to vendor’s lower cost of sending out disks.
• More reliable up-time, as Software Vendors use multiple servers and redundancy systems.
• No Servers to purchase, house, maintain or update every few years with expensive IT firms.
• No IT department or paying a team of onsite experts to keep up with software.
• Small businesses can operate in similar fashion as larger businesses.
• Lower security risk.
• Backup concerns are eliminated.
• Accessible from anywhere on the planet that has Internet access.
• Flexibility and scalability is easy, due to, SAAS vendors have multiple servers ready to go.
In-Cloud Systemization: The Future of Business
Businesses today are successfully operating online applications with powerful results, i.e. Human Resources, CRM, MIS, etc.
I’ve been preaching systemization via a written operations manual for years. Why? Because, it WORKS, to bring order to any business. By the same token, what I like about outsourcing and operating in the cloud is, instant freedom from processes were IN-HOUSE. Therefore, giving owners more time to grow their business.
To sum up, I don’t like implementing and maintaining systems any more than the next person. I just know THEY WORK, and we proved it many times!
With outsourcing to the cloud, you can reduce the systems needed to operate your business. Continual improvement allows a business to reduce the number of sub-systems used to run a business. That’s the “IN-crowd” I want to be part of!
Did I mention? Great systems work!