It's been a long week. We've migrated four sites' email to Office 365 and had a few complications along the way (email has all these picky little settings that, if not found, can bring everything down).
You've heard about cloud computing, you know others are doing it, and you think it might add value to your business. Perhaps you're even dabbling in other cloud services like email or accounting and are now ready to move more of your business to the cloud? Before you kick off, there are a few questions you should ask yourself to help you decide if the cloud is right for you (and for your files).
At Suite, we’re big believers that SMBs shouldn’t miss out on the big business value that smart technology can provide just because they’re small in size. In a fast-moving world it can be hard for small businesses to compete, but using the right tools and technology can help SMBs stay ahead. That’s why we’ve swiped through our app menus and downloaded our top five recommended clever mobile and web apps to help your business run more smoothly below. These five are easy-to-use, cloud-based, and scalable, so that they’ll grow along with your company.
Come on a visit to the Suite office and you won’t find a printer, physical files or messy, paper-strewn desks (maybe the occasional dead plant or water bottle instead). This is because we’re a team striving to be paperless, the idea of which stemmed from a desire to be more efficient and sustainable. From an environmental stand point going paperless is clearly a good thing. Collectively we produce billions of new photocopies and printed documents every day, not to mention post-its, notes, memos, invoices and the like. This is all then thrown away (if we’re lucky, it’s recycled) or stored in big warehouses which then generates even more waste. Not only is this a drain on precious natural resources, but it’s also a waste of valuable time, energy and money as many business make room in budgets and teams to look after all this paper. Which is why from a financial standpoint going paperless just makes sense. But what does “paperless” actually mean.
I often get asked what the difference is between SharePoint and SuiteFiles? And why, if I'm buying Office 365 where I can use SharePoint as my file management system would I also want to buy SuiteFiles?
Moving your data to the Cloud can be a "process" you don't want to remember. For many people it can all happen very easily with the help of a friendly expert (like our guy Archie). For others it can be a bit harder - even Archie has had some interesting migrations he's had to deal with along the way.
On Wednesday 12th September Suite exhibited at the Hutt Valley Business Expo. Our team enjoyed the opportunity to meet with other SMEs to discuss their IT needs. We were inundated with questions about what business in the cloud was all about… here are a few of the most popular questions answered.
There are a whole number of reasons for moving to the cloud. Simplicity. Cost savings. Flexibility. Enhanced services and capability. On their own each of these can be very compelling. But there's another reason that's often over looked and I think it's more compelling than all the others - business continuity.
Cloud computing is changing the way we do business. Software that was once the domain of large global multinationals with endless budgets to spend on technology solutions is now available to all businesses. And it's the same for individual consumers. Email solutions like Hotmail and Gmail are available at the push of a button and next to free to use.