So, you are looking to expand your business and the path you have chosen includes implementing a cloud strategy. That much you know. What you don’t yet know is whether that deployment should include private or public cloud. What are the differences between the two, and what are the most important elements of both?
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Staffing for a US expansion should be easy. Considering the relative lack of barriers, aspirational UK businesses can simply create a plan, obtain approval, and then begin packing boxes for American shores. Considering most countries are expanding their teams here, you can too, right?
Cloud technology has changed how businesses face IT purchasing decisions and has entirely disrupted the technology marketplace. This happened for three reasons: cloud technology allows businesses to maintain access to solutions that were previously too expensive, be more nimble and robust, and—most importantly—the cloud enables businesses to grow by using solutions that can improve efficiencies and make employees more productive without necessarily having additional work. All of these reasons create a clear demand for businesses to adopt these services, but can a business fully operate from the cloud? The answer is ‘yes’ and here’s why.
International expansion is not just for large companies. While they may not have the financial muscle and human resources of large groups, SMEs and mid-market companies are by no means being left behind. Expansion into new territories increases companies' potential and generates new momentum for companies in markets approaching maturity. This represents a real lever for growth and a critical issue for France, whose SMEs are the lifeblood of its economy.
The face of business IT looks much different from years past and much of that change has to do with the implementation and adoption of cloud technologies. Where and how you spend your IT budget is important to the future of your business. You will need to eliminate some confusion about the cloud and gain a clear view of the benefits and challenges it may present.
Developers of software solutions are further strengthening companies' ability to grow through tools that offer new capabilities. Technologies like business intelligence, cloud computing, mobility, big data and so on offer opportunities that the AFD must explore.
As cloud adoption continues to grow, many businesses will wrestle with separating the facts from the myths of cloud technology as they begin to think about whether this is the correct route for their business. Here are clarifications regarding some misconceptions surrounding the cloud today.
Following the announcement that Sage X3 is now available in the cloud, many small and medium enterprises are looking to build their businesses with our investing more in IT hiring and additional infrastructure. Take a look at our infographic below to understand how investing in cloud-based business management solutions, can help SME’s to grow and run a lean and agile business.
At Sage we’ve always been about making life as easy and efficient as possible for our customers. After all, you don’t have the time to battle against complex software and process heavy management systems – you want something that just works, every time and anywhere. Yet it’s just as vital to have something in place with the capabilities and power that advanced users need. Alan Kay talked about good software making simple things easy, and complicated things possible, and we couldn’t agree more. This mantra helped inform the launch of our new Sage X3 cloud solution.