It’s becoming clear that cloud computing is a game changer. Cloud computing is literally changing the face of business today. As a small business owner you have no choice but to adapt to the changing environment.
From Internet only businesses, to Mom and Pop stores, cloud based software has changed everything. From how we place orders for supplies, to how we pay our taxes, everything is changing.
Here Are Three Blogs That Explain, Prove And Show How Any Business Can And Should Use Cloud Based Computing.
1. Cloud computing: 1 concept, 3 types and 2 business models — A very interesting blog post about cloud computing and what it really means. This blog post explains the concept of cloud computing, how it is expanding, and how there are different types of cloud computing and two different business models that dispense cloud applications.
The author makes a very important point about how we talk about cloud computing going forward. We need to start agreeing on the definitions and be specific about what we mean when we talk about cloud computing. I agree completely and thought you would enjoy reading this blog post. I wonder, how do you think cloud computing is impacting the fact of business today?
2. Yahoo! Releases Free Online Marketing Management Tool For Small Businesses — Check out this overview of Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard a free service launched in May by Yahoo!. Essentially small business owners can find out a lot of great information by using the dashboard such as how many directories are listing their business right now. Check website traffic, track metrics and more from the Dashboard. I signed up for the Dashboard and I’m just learning about how it all works, but so far I enjoy it.
A business owner can choose whether to be in Yahoo! local or not, show their address or not, and choose a directory when signing up. After getting your account verified which took less than an hour, I could access my dashboard. From there you track your reputation, purchase pay per click advertisements and more. It does take about 48 hours after verification for Yahoo! to approve your new profile before you can get the full benefits.
3. Oracle Takes Social To The Cloud — When cloud based software giants like Oracle decide to take social to the cloud and place most of their focus on cloud computing then it’s time to accept (with joy) that cloud computing is here to stay. This blog post has many insights into the reason Oracle has decided to purchase Collective Intellect. Most small business owners who are Internet savvy will completely understand.
They want to collect information about customers by monitoring the conversation about their products and services so that they can better serve them. Knowing the customer is the only way to create content, products and services that the customers want. By purchasing this and other cloud-based companies Oracle is loud and clear about what they want.
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