Entrusting your IT requirements to a cloud service provider (CSP) might sound like a leap of faith especially if it's your first time to hear about it. If you use cloud-based software-as-a-service, what happens to the files you create with them? How do you keep sensitive information and proprietary items from leaking? The same concern goes for data backups held externally. [...]
Business is all about adding value. Have a business concept, pour capital and sweat equity into it, then skim off profit from the top. By making something faster, more convenient, more robust, or more precious, businesses convert added value into money. If a successful business person claims to have made something from nothing, now you know that that’s just a figure of speech. [...]
When executed correctly, coordinating the efforts of interdependent departments such as procurement, inventory, marketing, customer relations, sales, distribution, and human resources means having an edge over less efficient competitors. This drive for efficiency led to enterprise resource planning (ERP) — the stitching together of separate management schemes into an integrated whole via enterprise-wide software. [...]
nformation technology is becoming more ubiquitous among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). For instance, barber shops that use scheduling software can connect their clients with their favorite stylists more easily. However, managing IT in house can be daunting. You have to buy new machines, take time away from production to learn how to use them, and pay staff to maintain and repair them.
Thankfully, you can overcome these problems with cloud computing. The cloud is cost-effective for business, but how do you know it’s time to move yours there? To help you figure this out, look out for these signs. [...]