In the board rooms of small to medium sized companies everywhere, decision makers are strategically planning a transition to cloud computing for a portion, if not all of their IT functions. Organizations are moving business in the cloud for technical, financial, and competitive advantages. The question is no longer, “what should we move to the cloud.” The new question is, “what can’t we move to the cloud.”
Business factors influencing the move to cloud computing vary depending on vertical and size, but some of the most common motives are: Read More
Cloud technology is everywhere. Regardless of your target industries there is a cloud solution for your client that will benefit their business by either reducing costs or adding capability (and probably BOTH).
The cloud is definitely here to stay and if you don’t adapt to new technology, chances are that you will lose customers and be left behind. The good news is that your customers are probably not new to cloud, but they haven’t been properly introduced to it.
The first to give the diagnosis usually sells the prescription.
If you don’t address cloud with your customers, someone else WILL. Not only are you at risk of losing a huge cloud opportunity, but you may just lose your customer altogether! Read More
The U.S. market for managed IT and telephony services will touch $34 billion and grow at an annual growth rate of 11.6 percent for each of the next four years—expanding to $51 billion annually, according to an Insight Corporation report. The demand for reliable and flexible IT and telecommunication services as a viable option for traditional fixed cost is growing.
Increasingly, more companies have made strategic decisions to allocate more of their IT budget to cloud to benefit from the efficiency and cost. Read More
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CloudAny’s Bob Breitman named as an SPC International Boot Camp
Cloud Track instructor in 2013
Bob Breitman, President of CloudAny, was invited by SPC International to teach at their IT Business Improvement Boot Camp in Washington, D.C., November 15th-16th, 2012.
Mr. Breitman participated as a guest instructor for the Cloud Track entitled “The Business Case for Cloud Computing Services.” This course contains information that helps IT service providers to understand the benefits of adopting cloud computing services into their deliverables.
As a result of the success of the November session, Mr. Breitman has been named as an SPC International Boot Camp Cloud Track instructor in 2013 and will also be the instructor for the upcoming December 6th-7th sessions in Los Angeles. Read More
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Bob Breitman to Lead Cloud Track at MSPU Boot Camp
Bob Breitman, president of CloudAny, has been invited by MSP University to teach at their Boot Camp in Washington, D.C., November 15th-16th, 2012.
Mr. Breitman will be teaching a course, also known as a cloud track, titled “The Business Case for Cloud Computing Services.” This course contains information that helps IT service providers to understand the benefits of adopting cloud computing services into their deliverables. He has appeared several times on MSPtv as a cloud expert, on a podcast with Karl Palachuk, and was featured in the January 2012 issue of ChannelPro magazine.
MSP University provides education, training, fulfillment and consulting services to membership organizations, vendor channels, franchises and independent IT service organizations worldwide.
With over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, Mr. Breitman previously served as CIO of a $3.5 billion company where he was “paid to be paranoid.” In 2006, Bob created A Better Outlook, the largest Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint hosting provider based in the Midwest. Read More
When Cloud Service Providers (CSP) talk to their customers, CSPs need to focus on the business benefits specific to the customer and not the technology. Remember that most small business leaders are not technical gurus, they are entrepreneurs with business sense. I found this article interesting in that that there are really no solutions truly identified.
Speaking Cloud to Your Clients
Your clients want it all – service, reliability, security, seamlessness, etc., etc., etc… Oh, and they want it cost effectively. Here is your opportunity when it comes to the cloud. As a trusted advisor, when you can provide a solution that delivers on all these points, you’ll not only be a hero but you’ll increase your Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR).
Moving Small Clients Up to the Cloud
For anyone ready to go through a technology refresh, today, they can:
a) Spend big money on servers, licensing and deployment while possibly have to deal with getting capital – a capital expenditure (CAPex),
b) Move to the cloud, with a predictable, pay-for-use model – an operational expenditure (OPex)