If you are wondering how you can implement Cloud computing in your own business but are a bit bewildered by the options out there, give SmartCloud a call. We can steer you through the clouds to the bright blue sky!
There are some great small business apps that were voted most popular:
- Office Email: Google Apps
- Customer Relationship Management: Salesforce
- Data Storage: Backblaze
- Payment Processing: PayPal
- Storage/Backup/Virtualization: Dropbox
- Social Media Management: Facebook & HootSuite
- Accounting: QuickBooks
- Billing: QuickBooks
"There's a sea change going on in the marketplace...The number of cloud applications SMBs have adopted has doubled in the last two years." - Bill Odell, Senior Director of Marketing with Dell Cloud Business Applications
IDC estimates that the cloud marketing, including products and services, will expand from $16 billion in 2010 to $56 billion in 2014.
According to an AT&T Survey on The Huffington Post, 30% of small businesses use mobile apps for their business. An additional 50% say they can't survive without mobile apps. This is up 31% since last year.
Making the Switch to GoogleApps:
Because it offers a suite of free or inexpensive user-friendly online applications, more and more enterprises cite Google Apps as the go-to solution for their business needs.
There are more than 4 million organizations running Google Apps for Business with more than 40 million users. Every 14 seconds, a business signs up for its web-based tools. And the platform has a 90% renewal rate.
White Stratus analyzed adoption rates of Google Apps in the US business market and found that one out of five organizations have deployed Google Apps. Out of the companies that have deployed it, more than 80% are either piloting or actively using the apps.