CLOUD

The Value of owning your own Cloud

Vendors are constantly touting the value of their cloud offerings.  If it was difficult to offer these cloud services, there wouldn't be so many companies providing these services.  There are a LOT of Cloud Service providers that misrepresent themselves, either by saying that the Cloud Service they are reselling is theirs, or by trying to offer Cloud Services on a budget that could endanger customers businesses that put trust in them. . . . READ MORE   

Which Cloud Services Make Sense?

Briefly there are two Cloud Services that make sense for small and medium sized businesses:  Hosted Exchange and Hosted PBX.  Why?  The reasons are similar but the analysis is much different.  In both cases it's a numbers game. When do Cloud services cost more than in-house and when, if ever, does in-house become more convenient? . . . READ MORE    

The Nine Hidden Costs of Cloud Services

First, let's begin with a definition.

Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the internet).  The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams.  Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user's data, software and computation.  Source:  Wikipedia. 

There are an incredible number of useful and innovative Cloud Services available! . . .  READ MORE