Did you know that Salesforce.com is bringing their Cloudforce Essentials Tour to Calgary in May 2012?
This half day event will focus on social enterprise and will feature a keynote address, presentations, demos, and a networking time.
One the questions we often get asked is “What is the best cloud app for Project Management?”. For small and medium sized businesses (SMB), there are a lot of choices so it’s important to understand what you’re trying to accomplish. For most SMBs that are looking to cloud computing, they understand the inherent savings that come with it (i.e. no large up front costs like hardware, license fees and maintenance). Now, it’s about improving the bottom line which means rapid time to benefit, better collaboration and integration with existing systems are all of concern. However, it’s integration in the longterm that we believe provides the most benefits. With cloud apps, one of the biggest benefits is the ability to integrate them easier than traditional on-premise apps that sit behind network firewalls.
For backup, cloud technology has removed a lot of pain that was present in traditional backup technology. For small and medium sized businesses, problems like bad tapes, time to restore, and theft are no longer as issue. Cloud backup services offer improved reliability, speed of recovery, a lower TCO (total cost of ownership) and have standard file encryption. Google Apps for Business users understand that Google won’t lose their data, but what about themselves? Although Google Apps resides in the cloud, there are still several considerations in light of cloud backup versioning to keep in mind: