Using Cloud Solutions to help your Small Business!
There are many new Cloud applications coming out in today’s market. Which ones can help your small business? One cloud based application you can try is Microsoft’s Office 365. This familiar application is a way you can take your first steps into cloud computing for your small business.
Microsoft Office 365 is a great cloud based application that is exceptional for small businesses. It includes Outlook, Sharepoint, Lync and Office Professional. Many small companies are currently familiar with Outlook and Office products from Microsoft. This is way to take a familiar application and move it to the cloud. It allows small businesses to have anywhere access to their email, contacts, calendar, as well as their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents. It also contains an online version of the Lync 2010 which is instant messaging and web conferencing tool and Sharepoint 2010 which can be used to create your companies own intranet site all in one web based application!
The ability to be able to share and simultaneously modify documents by shared users, and have IM and web conferencing capabilities, make this cloud based collaboration tool a must have for small businesses. Being a Microsoft application, the familiar content structure makes it easy to learn and implement. There is also the cost savings you will recognize by eliminating the management of these applications that are no longer installed on premise. You will also gain enterprise class security and reliability you count on from Microsoft.
This video gives you a quick overview of the product!
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Cloud based applications are a pay as you go services. You just pay for only the number of users allocated on a monthly basis. You can add or remove users easily. You never have to purchase an upgrade you will always be using the latest version!
It is a way to bring enterprise class solutions that are hosted in the cloud to a small business that otherwise might not be able to afford to implement.
Here is another video on the pros and cons of cloud computing.
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