Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential For Budding Entrepreneurs

Food, Water, Shelter, Cloud: The New Essential for Budding Entrepreneurs

Thanks to cloud computing, entrepreneurship has never seemed so inviting. The cloud instinctively sizes itself to the needs of a business, eradicating overspending. In addition, its ease of access and zero expenditure on capital significantly simplify launch time. Even Forbes is proclaiming cloud computing’s advantages for a new wave of “lightweight” upstarts.

Here’s an outline of three top tactics entrepreneurs should heed to best profit from cloud:

Reconnoiter.

Entrepreneurs ought to implement the cloud throughout the process of developing their product or business, particularly during the architecting phase. They should give ample thought to the size of power they’ll count on from the cloud, and the source of said power: one large source of data, or several small pockets of streaming availability. Consider team size; is this a solo operation, or should one or two niche experts be brought in? Emphasis on “one or two:” any start-up based on the cloud should be run by a team as lean as possible.

Take baby steps with the big boys.

A full-scale overhaul move into the cloud is not strictly essential for budding entrepreneurs and fresh business plans. Incremental entry can also work well. Needs such as data storage and e-mail duties are well-trod areas within the cloud and make for a nice starting point. Entrepreneurs should incorporate more elements of their business as their cloud acumen augments. What’s more, this incorporation should take place via the products of the Big Three: Microsoft, Amazon, or Google. These juggernauts of the cloud aren’t necessarily the best for the long haul, but they provide exceptional support to fledgling operations who are looking to capitalize on cloud, not succumb to the confusion that can surround it.

Don’t rush in; source out.

The cloud’s resources enable entrepreneurs to add substance to their business’ supplies at a much slower pace. Issues such as server capacity and scaling no longer hinder new enterprises. However, these benefits from cloud computing begin to shrink after two or three years of operation; IT costs will eventually catch up with any entrepreneur. Those two to three years are the perfect opportunity for her to seriously bone up on her IT/cloud knowledge, developing a new roster of tech skills to effectively navigate the coming demands. New entrepreneurs can also outsource complex duties like quality assurance during this time, letting them concentrate on their strengths (design, advertising, sales, what have you).

By Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comics

At CloudTweaks, we're plugged into the cloud, the internet of things and all that the web has to offer. From wearable technology, to mobile computing, cloud computing and big data, CloudTweaks is your source for updates and news on the most innovative technology.

Popular

Top Viral Impact

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Nowadays, many companies are changing their overall information technology strategies to embrace cloud computing in order to open up business opportunities.  There are numerous definitions of cloud computing. Simply speaking, the term “cloud computing” comes from network diagrams in which cloud shapes are  used to describe certain types of networks. All…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014

BYOD Will Continue To Define Workplaces In 2014 The bring-your-own-device trend has been the subject of scrutiny ever since its initial formation. Given how quickly personal smartphones and tablets became a fixture in everyday life, it makes perfect sense that these mobile machines would slip into workplaces. While BYOD has caused headaches for many businesses,…

Featured Sponsors

Sponsors

Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

The idea of providing software to customers for a fee without the need for investments in IT infrastructure or staff has been around for decades. In the 1970s it was called Timesharing. Back then, companies utilized Timesharing services as their primary source of IT applications or as an extension of in-house IT applications, thereby avoiding…

Placement Opportunities - Find Out!

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Join Our Newsletter