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Harry Trott

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Consumers and businesses want the software they use to be easily accessible no matter the time, place, or device they are accessing on. According to Google Trends, web users across the world have been searching less frequently for the terms “CRM” and “customer relationship management” over the past 12 years. In that same time frame, however, there have been notable rises in the amount of searches for “customer service” and “cloud computing.” Coincidence? Probably not. Both consumers and businesses still care deeply about maintaining and enhancing their two-way relationship. It’s the nature of this relationship has changed. As a consumer, would you prefer Microsoft Word or Google Docs? What about Sticky Notes on Windows or Evernote? For businesses who want to focus on their relationship with their customers, Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Netsuite CRM? The difference in... (more)

Allaying Your Fears with Cloud Hosting | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The days of hosting websites and applications on your own in-house server are numbered. The recent RightScale State of the Cloud report found that close to 88% of businesses today make use of the public cloud while 63% are on a private cloud. As more and more businesses choose to depend on the cloud, it is not unreasonable to be cynical and doubt the evolution. Are businesses risking it all by moving their data to the cloud? Or is this a totally thought-out move? If you are a business that is yet to make the move and have your questions unanswered still, this article will attempt... (more)

Why Startups Need Cloud for Growth | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud for Startups - Why Cost Savings Is Not the Only Factor Driving Growth In a recent article on the Entrepreneur, Bask Iyer, the CIO and Senior Vice President of Technology at Juniper Networks responded to the question, 'what entrepreneurs should put in the cloud?' His answer: "Everything." Bask elaborates by pointing out the ability of cloud to scale-up and scale-down at ease, the ease with which you can deploy plug-and-play cloud solutions for almost everything and its ability to offer a level playing field to companies, big and small. We have known and understood the benefi... (more)

The Future of Cloud Collaboration | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The Future of Cloud Collaboration and What This Means to Your Company A recent study published by Markets and Markets predicts the collaboration tools market to more than double between now and 2018. In 2014, the market for collaboration software tools was valued at around $10.5 billion. By 2018, this market is expected to reach a size of more than $21 billion. That is a staggering compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%. A primary driver for this growth has been cloud. An IDC study points out that the use of SaaS and cloud based software tools is expected to grow from $29.4 ... (more)

What's In Store For Cloud Accounting In 2015

As with every facet of doing business, accounting too has been moving to the cloud over the past few years. With the advent of services like QuickBooks and Wave, more and more accountants find it easier to log into such services over traditional accounting platforms. According to a report on Statista, the cloud accounting industry has grown to a 1.7 billion dollar industry in 2014. By 2016, this is expected to multiply to 2.16 billion dollars.   What is driving this growth of cloud accounting? A survey of decision makers by YouGov showed that one of the biggest influencing factor... (more)