4 Ways That Cloud Hosting Has Changed How We Do Business

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4 Ways That Cloud Hosting Has Changed How We Do Business Cloud hosting has lowered the barrier to entry for IT provisioning, provided improved collaboration tools and platforms, driven innovation, and increased choice. There is a huge amount of hype surrounding the concept and implementation of cloud technology. Marketers have grasped the potential messaging and

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Zero Distance: Getting Closer To The Customer

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Zero Distance: Getting Closer to the Customer With Cloud technology becoming more and more central and critical to the day-to-day operations of business, the need for clear guidance and understanding, both in technical terminology and customer service strategy is becoming greater than ever. Decision-makers are no longer allowed the time to review and digest new

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White Paper: Global Cloud Perspectives

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White Paper: Global Cloud Perspectives To help us understand what business leaders think about ‘the cloud’ and the impact of cloud collaboration to their businesses, we asked Forbes Insights to conduct research. In response, Forbes surveyed over 500 senior executives from global companies with sales ranging from $250 million to over $20 billion, and interviewed

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Cloud – Based Productivity Solutions for SMBs

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Cloud – Based Productivity Solutions for SMBs Especially for small businesses, the cloud environment brings the most valuable benefits. The physical infrastructure deployment and maintenance, the need for specialized IT staff and the expensive software updates are just some of the aspects small businesses would not worry about if they would switch to cloud-based applications.

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Key Differences Between Server And Desktop Online Storage

Key Differences Between Server and Desktop Online Storage Many people are saying that 2013 will be the “break-out”  year for cloud storage. A number of factors are pushing online data storage offerings – including file sharing, backup, archiving and more – beyond the consumer and small business market and into big business datacenters. Below, I’d like to

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Companies That Pass On UCaaS Don’t Know What They’re Missing

Companies That Pass On UCaaS Don’t Know What They’re Missing This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. As the helicopter hovers above the water, a young lieutenant checks his HUD. It shows an altitude at 8 meters with wind gusting at 17 knots. His eyes flick to the right and he checks his position. Right

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Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership

Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in their cloud-based accounts, from email to pictures and everything in between,

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Democratizing Business Communications Through The Collaboration Cloud

Democratizing Business Communications Through The Collaboration Cloud This post is sponsored by CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. In my previous post I wrote about the importance of collaboration in modern business and postulated about possible reasons behind it. Today, I am going to explore a related topic – communications. Now, effective communication is the key to effective collaboration,

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Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge

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Cloud Collaboration: The Explosion Of Human Knowledge The Power of Me We This post is sponsored by the CIO Collaboration Network and Avaya. “Are you a team player?” – If you’ve interviewed for any position in the last five years, chances are you would have heard this question. But have you ever wondered what has made teamwork more important

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Should Cloud Computing Be Open-Source?

Should Cloud Computing Be Open-Source? Open source software has been on the rise during the economic downturn, because of its agility, flexibility and customization. Now, we arrived at the point when openness is being accepted for cloud computing. Open source was born in an effort to make technology more collaborative, affordable and available to everyone.

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