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Denver IT Support Company presents What is Cloud Computing? Answering Questions About the Cloud for Small Business


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What is Cloud Computing? Answering Questions About Cloud Power for Small Business by your Denver IT Support Specialists at North Star, Inc.


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Denver IT Support Company presents What is Cloud Computing? Answering Questions About the Cloud for Small Business

  2. 2. Presented by NORTH STAR, INC. DENVER IT SUPPORT SPECIALISTS Helping your Organization to be More ProductiveNORTH STAR, INC.
  3. 3. Offering you answers to the questions you may have aboutcloud computing.
  4. 4. Does mybusinessneedthe cloud?
  5. 5. Even more importantthan which service you might choose is thequestion of whether or not it’s time to transition to the cloud.
  6. 6. Only after that question hasbeen answered will the choice among cloud-based services matter.
  7. 7. So, let’s ask a few more questions that will help you decide…
  8. 8. Would you preferpay-as-you-goservices overinvestments inapplications?
  9. 9. Would you ratherpay for thestorage you needthan invest inservers and otherhardware?
  10. 10. Would you like tosave space inyour offices ratherthan building aserver room?
  11. 11. Would you like tohave all of yourproductivity appsavailable for yourmobile team to use24/7, 365?
  12. 12. Would you like to beable to use the mostversatile computingsystem on themarket at all timesfrom any location?
  13. 13. If you answered yes to anycombination of these questions you are a good candidate for the transition to Cloud Power.
  14. 14. When should Imove mybusiness tothe cloud?
  15. 15. Once you decide to make the move to cloud- based computing, the time to transition is sooner rather than later.
  16. 16. like, right now.
  17. 17. If you are already running a server-based, on-site system, the transition to the cloud can be made gradually,a few users at a time.
  18. 18. This will allow every member of yourteam to adjust and adapt over time, helping to prevent glitches.
  19. 19. If, on the other hand, this will be your first move into server-type computing, usingMicrosoft servers rather than your own, the transition should be made by the entire team collectively.
  20. 20. Transition from on-site ITsolutions gradually to avoid potential problems
  21. 21. Transition to cloud-based server solutions as a team if you do notcurrently rely on in-house solutions
  22. 22. The sooner you makethe transition to cloudpower, the sooner you gain access to the most versatile server technologies available today
  23. 23. Which cloud-based service isthe best formy business?
  24. 24. The particular Microsoft cloud-basedservice you choose will depend uponthe needs of your organization;
  25. 25. ...the level offunctionality you seek,
  26. 26. ...the amount ofdata storage you need,
  27. 27. and whether or not you are lookingfor an alternative to purchasing theOffice suite of productivity tools for each of your users.
  28. 28. Each offering from Microsoft hasadvantages and it is even possible to mix and match from among the three.
  29. 29. Office 365 – beginning at just $4 per month/per user, yourorganization will have access to every function available…
  30. 30. …within the Officeproductivity platform ratherthan repeatedly paying for the software program.
  31. 31. Microsoft SkyDrive – free online storage up to 7GB, withreasonable rates for greater volume
  32. 32. and access to the fullcomplement of Officeproductivity tools, as well as the free suite of Web Apps.
  33. 33. Windows Azure –for mega-storage and massivecomputing powerin anextremely secure online environment.
  34. 34. For more information toanswer your questionsabout Cloud Computing, visit our website to read our ongoing article series.
  35. 35. THANK YOU! Providing Network Design, Implementation, and Support for Denver Small Businesses Please feel free to contact us for your network analysis. Denver IT Support and Consulting Looking forward to our future collaboration! VoIP Business Phone Solutions 303-552-0018 // Managed Services and On-site Support We invite you to connect with us on: Web Conferencing Solutions Facebook // Twitter // Google Plus NORTH STAR, INC.