Cloud Computing: what to look for and what to look out for.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at a recent conference:

“Twenty years ago when you were setting up a small business, you had to go and buy a personal computer or a small server … and you had to have an IT professional and you had to run it in-house.

The right thing for a small business to do now is to not have any computers except the things, which are on people’s desktops and on their smartphones … and do everything in the cloud.   … The components would be an email system, a calendar system, a sales force automation system, and then the stuff that’s vertical for whatever their business is.”

So if you are considering cloud based solutions, what are the questions your company should ask before moving to the cloud?

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Build a Team

by siamak farah on December 18, 2010

A Company is a Team.
If you don’t have a team, one that employees feel a part of, I got news for you: You don’t have a business, you just have a burden on your shoulders. The company will only run on your stamina, and the moment you run out of steam, well, so does your company. The team is so critical to the success of any business, that I am dedicating this entire Post to it.

Clarity is Priceless!

You run the business, you have the vision, and you know what it is that you need at every step of the venture, yet there are times that the task at hand is fuzzy. If the picture is not clear to you, it certainly won’t make sense for your team members who are looking to you for leadership. Be ultra clear on what you expect. A well-defined complicated task will be better executed than an unclear, simple task.

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