lets talk business: cloud computing for the small and start up business

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  1. 1. The Networked Business How cloud computing is revolutionising business
  2. 2. What is the cloud?
    • Millions of computers working together
    • Shared services
    • redundancy
  3. 3. Cloud computing isnothing new
    • Return to early days of computing
    • Client server
    • Expensive
    • PCs took over in 1990s
  4. 4. Scalability
    • No capital cost
    • More flexible
    • Can change with business plans
  5. 5. Teamwork
    • Business relies on collaboration
    • PC based software works against this
    • Cloud services build in collaboration
    • Teams are more than your staff
  6. 6. Mobile working
    • Mobile working has been the weakness of older technology
    • Remote access has been complex and unrelaible
    • Accessible Internet makes it possible
  7. 7. Dismantling edifices
    • IT is a big structure within business
    • Cloud dismantles most of the barriers
    • Big business has identified the opportunities
  8. 8. Barriers are falling
    • Cloud almost eliminates capital costs
    • Outsourcing services run on the cloud
    • Startups are using the cloud
    • You can get ideas to market quickly
  9. 9. Not always free
    • The Internet has trained us to expect free
    • Many services have costs
    • Flexibility is the key
    • Cloud favours small business
  10. 10. The risks
    • There are real risks
    • Any business process involves risk, its a matter of identify risks, understanding and managing them
  11. 11. Security
    • People over estimate their own security
    • Cloud is generally safer
    • Complex passwords
    • Secure logins
    • Log off shared computers
  12. 12. Terms of service
    • All cloud services have ToS
    • These can be arbitrary
  13. 13. Reliability
    • How reliable is the service provider
    • SLAs dont matter
  14. 14. The case for businesscloud computing
    • Flexibility
    • Low entry costs
    • Scalability
    • Accessibility
  15. 15. More information www.paulwallbank.com www.netsmarts.com.au paul@paulwallbank.comtwitter: @paulwallbank