I am speaking at the Big Morning 4 Your Business Free business seminar Thursday 29th May.
I am presenting on two topics:
Stop Your Website Sending Your Customers to Your Competition
Move Your Business to the Cloud Cost-Effectively
The event is a caffeine-injected morning of FREE interactive business development sessions giving you the tools and contacts to grow your business in ONE big hit! (hope that means good coffee!)
Put on by the Regional Development Australia – Moreton Bay Group the morning is:
Quite regularly I come across people who are just starting out in business. Often this is due to dissatisfaction with a corporate career, change in circumstances or location. Many older people who are made redundant or leave their jobs feel they have little job prospects and decide to start a new business. Many are just starting something alongside their existing work hoping it will be enough to let them quit at some point in the future.
Some (not all) talk to an accountant or lawyer and set up the right business structure for their new enterprise. Unfortunately a common mistake many make is to not talk to a trusted advisor about their technology requirements. Too often I am called into help after the investment in retail consumer technology has been made already. Often it is too late to change things, funds have been spent and computers, tablets, printers and phones have been acquired.
The mistakes I have had to fix include:
We have been using CloudHQ for over 12 months now and have a premium account. We use it to synchronise Evernote data to Skydrive as word docs, archive our data (keep snapshots) and backup data from one service to another. Cloud space is free, but losing your data costs a lot. I can heartily recommend CloudHQ.
Here is some information to take into account and consider:
Below are 3 of the biggest challenges when using multiple cloud apps:
Have you heard of Office 365? If not you are probably living under a luddite bush as the advertising is everywhere. From popping up in Skype (now owned by Microsoft) and being named sponsor for the recent V8 Supercar Tasmanian Round (in Australia) to TV spots and Billboards as well as YouTube Office 365 is an integral part of Microsoft's big bold new direction.
Microsoft’s vision in the 80s was “A PC in every home”
Today it is “A continuous cloud service for every person every device and every business” Kevin Turner - Microsoft COO, WPC10
With business users now often having more powerful PCs at home then on their desktops large businesses are often lagging behind. In the past small business was given the crumbs from Enterprises table. Now the tables have well and truly turned. With Office 365, Microsoft have created the opportunity for agile small businesses to utilise the power of cloud computing and enterprise level IT architecture for a fraction of the cost on a monthly subscription.
Lets go through the benefits and features.
We have been working with Office 365 for a long time (from long before it was marketed as that) and are busy installing it in many of our customers organisations.