Cloud computing is continuously changing the way businesses view and leverage technology. IT decision makers have also shifted. In today’s tech world IT providers, such as CSPs, are working with CTOs, CFOs, CIOs, and even heads of departments like HR and Sales. As a provider, how does this change your conversation with future clients? Here are four key discussion topics that will enable you to navigate an organization’s tech needs and provide them with optimal cloud solutions.
I’m traveling this holiday season and will be a passenger in a car for several hours as well as a guest at a beach house with no internet for a few days. YIKES! How am I going to get my work done?
If you are in a similar boat and a G Suite user, you’re in luck! G Suite allows you to access your docs, sheets, and slides even when you’re offline.
Does that sign make your mouth water for fresh, hot donuts? Us too. It conjures yummy thoughts of Krispy Kreme’s hot light app displaying a “Hot Now” alert
What does that have to do with the cloud? Not a whole lot… with the exception that we like to keep our talented support team well-nourished, occasionally in the form of donuts for breakfast.
In today’s market, 65% of B2B buyers have already researched and made a purchase decision before contacting a sales rep (IDC). In addition, 65% of all new technology purchases are made by business managers and decision makers, not by IT departments. These business managers aren’t turning to a VAR, MSP, or similar partners. Instead, they’re reaching out to new partners, referred to as “shadow partners" (Forrester).
Bob is a chef and partner at a successful group of three high-end restaurants. His entire career has been in the hospitality industry. What does this have to do with the cloud? A lot.
Today’s cloud-focused tech industry shares similar needed tactics for driving success. For instance, to maintain consistent business growth, Bob has to deliver delicious, high-value and high-margin meals to his customers every day.
SaaS, productivity platforms, hosted apps, security and identity management, shadow IT…
With so many buzzwords surrounding cloud computing, it’s easy for today’s tech world to feel a bit confusing. It’s important to keep in mind that, as a business owner, the cloud is designed for you. Its purpose is to help you achieve your desired business outcomes including, but not limited to, cost savings, predictable consistent monthly costs (following an operational expenditure approach vs. hefty upfront capital investments in IT), increased employee productivity and collaboration and Fortune 500 level features available to smaller organizations. This list goes on and on. Where to start? Communication and collaboration is a great place to start your journey to the cloud.
Disruptions related to the Internet and to cloud computing have had a major impact on the state of IT decisions and also marketing efforts in today’s business world.
While the traditional IT Solutions Provider, such as a VAR or an MSP, still currently has a place in delivering technology and services to their clients, the Cloud Services Provider is quickly taking over. The CSP is the key IT provider of today’s generation and comes in many shapes and sizes, such as the ‘Born in the Cloud CSP’, VARs and MSPs that have transformed to this new model, and even accounting firms, digital marketing agencies, etc., the list goes on.
Whether you’re running a small business or a Fortune 500 organization, keeping up with today’s technology advancements and understanding which programs and applications are best for reaching your unique business goals can be challenging. A few years ago, cloud computing wasn’t dominating the tech industry the way it is now. Today, talk of XaaS acronyms, the virtues of the next iPhone release, Internet of Things, etc. is everywhere.
You may have realized that the tech world is going to a recurring revenue cloud model, aka XaaS, and that it’s disrupting every tech vendor and channel partner… and it is accelerating.