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News and opinion related to cloud computing for accounting, CRM, ERP.

How to Create a “Best-of-Breed” ERP Solution within the Cloud Community

March 7, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
How to Create a “Best-of-Breed” ERP Solution within the Cloud Community

It has never been easy to piece together best-of-breed solutions in the On-Premise environment. When one considers all the variables that are present, (versions of the operating system, the relational data base system, the browsers, the compilers, etc.), it is no wonder that the best-of-breed approach never flourished in the On-Premise world. With this...
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Cloud ERP – More or Less Customization?

February 26, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Cloud ERP – More or Less Customization?

One of the hidden costs of implementing any ERP system is the cost of customization. The focus at the initial meetings in the sales process is for both the buyer and seller to determine where the company’s present ERP software falls short and how the seller’s new solution can meet today’s needs. In the...
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When Does Cloud ERP Start Saving Money?

February 15, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
When Does Cloud ERP Start Saving Money?

Companies that implement a cloud ERP solution are yielding significant and tangible cost reductions in both IT staff and hardware infrastructure in addition to the intangible benefits of cloud solutions, such as access anytime from anywhere from virtually any device. Because of such impressive benefits, the interest in cloud ERP is growing and installations...
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Multi-Tenant vs. Hosted Cloud ERP – Pros and Cons

February 11, 2013
By guest blogger - Pat Garrehy
Multi-Tenant vs. Hosted Cloud ERP – Pros and Cons

There is a general consensus that, by 2023, most of the installed MFG ERP systems will be Cloud-based. But, will they be multi-tenant or hosted? There are arguments for both. However, only one will win out. Let’s take a look at each. Multi-Tenant: The Rule of One – In a multi-tenant environment, the is...
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Building a Private Cloud: A Strategic Guide

February 7, 2013
By guest blogger - Charles Smith
Building a Private Cloud: A Strategic Guide

With the advent of cloud computing, companies are trapped with their desire to adopt the flexible and scalable model without relinquishing control over their data. As a result, private cloud is the current rage among corporate. What is a Private Cloud? By definition, a private cloud is a cloud hosted on the in-house server...
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Cloud Computing and Your Small Biz: Is It a Match Made in Heaven?

Cloud Computing and Your Small Biz: Is It a Match Made in Heaven?

Cloud computing — you’ve heard of it, you may even be using it without realizing it. What is it exactly, and what potential benefits does it offer for your small business? As the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) points out, cloud computing has been around in some way, shape or form for years. Facebook,...
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How Cloud Computing Improves Productivity

January 16, 2013
By guest blogger - Matt Smith

Productivity is valued in every workplace, but there are differing schools of thought as to how best to achieve it. Some businesses prefer a lot of structure and accountability, while others advocate a more flexible and permissive environment, giving employees more freedom and latitude. One of the ways productivity has been increased of late...
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Evaluating Cloud Performance and Decision Making

January 11, 2013
By guest blogger - Deney Dentel
Evaluating Cloud Performance and Decision Making

If your business has made the leap into the cloud, then it is very likely that IT processes have become transparent and business productivity is improving. The whole idea behind the concept of cloud computing is to remove the backend maintenance and inconsistencies that may happen with even the best in house server systems....
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