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How cloud computing is changing the way we do business

October 28th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off

Doing business is faster, more efficient and cheaper with cloud computing. On the surface this may seem a very simple expressions but it has very deep implications.  All of a sudden millions of businesses that were kept away from state-of-the-art business applications due to daunting costs in terms of effort and money can leverage these applications and compete with bigger players.
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Why is SaaS catching on so fast?

October 27th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off

In order to survive the ever-competitive markets businesses all over the world continuously try to reduce their costs and improve their efficiency. SaaS is the perfect step towards this direction.

SaaS stands for Software as a Service: it means you can use enterprise-level software without having to buy it and install it locally.  You can simply log onto a particular website that lets you use the business solution whenever you need to.  And this is not the only benefit; you can pay according to your requirement. This actually opens a floodgate of opportunities both for users and vendors.
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Turnkey online marketing services

October 27th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off

“Build it and they will come” is a misconception that has been proven wrong time and again. When people had just started building websites and opened up shops on the Internet it could have been true because there were very few websites vying for the space. But as the number of businesses on the Internet increased so did competition and soon it grew cutthroat. Hence grew the need for online marketing services. It’s not just about creating great websites; in order to succeed online you have to increase your visibility and reach out to your prospective customers and clients.
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Why ERP and CRM applications in the cloud?

October 22nd, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off


Your typical ERP (enterprise resource planning) and CRM (customer relationship management) platforms are ideal candidates for cloud-based computing solutions. They heavily depend on real-time data that change with great speed. Besides, their relevancy depends on their availability as and when required. While making critical decisions it is very important that you are able to access your ERP system immediately and through whatever device you are using.

Decision-makers and managers are travelling all the time but they still need to remain connected to their core business intelligence applications and data. Cloud-based ERP and CRM solutions let them stay connected and perform their responsibilities whether they are in transit or staying at some remote location. Long gone are the times when they had to wait for e-mails and faxes from the head office before making calculated decisions. They can immediately log into their dashboard and retrieve all the information they need.

Computing is rapidly shrinking to smaller devices that can be easily carried around. Since these devices are not stationary they all carry the ability to connect to the Internet. PC sales are declining and smart phone sales are increasing all over the world with greater emphasis on consistent connectivity. This necessitates a paradigm shift towards computing that does not depend on a single machine or a group of machines.

Another growing trend that creates a ripe ground for cloud-based ERP and CRM applications is interoperability and inter-device communication. Computers can talk to cell phones and handheld devices and vice versa. Similarly people are using different operating systems and computing environments. Since it is still not very easy to create applications that can easily function under various operating environments they need an interface that works in every environment, and presently that interface is your browser. No matter what device you are using, no matter what operating system you prefer, you have a browser working for you. And if you have a browser, you can access a cloud-based application. The cloud-based applications vendors leverage this advantage. And it’s not just the vendors, even consumers benefit tremendously with this feature. They no longer need sophisticated machines and operating systems to run and manage their ERP and CRM solutions. All they need is a browser with conventional capabilities and they are ready to go.

The cost is also a big factor. Until recently only large-sized businesses could afford ERP and CRM solutions due to the scale of investment required in terms of hardware, software and the staff to manage the both. The on-demand feature in cloud-based ERP and CRM solutions allows even mid-sized and small businesses take advantage of these business intelligence software applications. They can be easily scaled and tailored according to the individual requirements of businesses. You can pay for only what you use. First of all, you don’t need the infrastructure at your own location. All the applications exist on remote servers that you can easily access through your browser. The moment you log into your dashboard all the modules and data are available to you.

Since you are not managing the infrastructure at your location you don’t need to worry about maintaining it too. This immediately eliminates the cost of security, maintenance and staffing. Even if you are a single person business you can just pick the modules you want to use and pay for them. There are many services that charge per user. This way if you only have 5 employees in your office you just pay for those 5 employees. This way you can use cutting-edge ERP and CRM solutions at a nominal cost.

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We make your smart phone smarter

October 21st, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off


Mobile technology these days doesn’t just mean laptops and handheld devices. A study conducted by The Kelsey Group with research partner ConStat reveals that 18.9% mobile users use smart phones and more than 50% are planning to purchase a new smart phone. When it comes to accessing the Internet through smart phones the trend is increasing at the rate of 40 per cent every year. Another startling trend has revealed that in 2011 more smart phones will be sold than PCs. So are people calling up more and more? Not necessarily.
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Installing software? Umm… what’s that?

October 7th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off

This is a question you will ask in a few years, maybe just 5-6 years. With more and more software application providers providing “cloud versions” of their conventional software applications they are becoming more of a norm than an exception.

Does cloud computing sound “geeky”? Actually it is not. You have been using cloud computing for many years now it’s just that you didn’t realize it. When you access your e-mail using a Web interface you are actually using a cloud-based service. Similarly if you use a shopping cart you are using an application that is running on a remote server and you are accessing it remotely through your Internet connection. The same characteristic manifests in other applications.
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How Saas applications are more secure and dependable

September 30th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off

The detractors of SaaS applications always use the argument that they are less secure and less dependable because you cannot directly control them and the connections are not as secure as needed by critical enterprise level business intelligence solutions.

What do you think is the flaw in this argument? They are not entirely wrong but their apprehensions are misplaced. If security is their main concern all mainstream SaaS application providers use the best security setup possible under the contemporary technological firmament. If despite that security breaches take place, well, they can also happen if you’re running mainframes at your own premises. In fact, unless you have a full-fledged dedicated security setup it is practically impossible to keep your data and applications impregnable.
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SaaS saves your organization tons of money

September 28th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off


SaaS  stands for software as a service and some also like to call it “software on demand”. It is the method of providing software applications over the Internet for a small monthly fee. SaaS makes even the most advanced software and business applications available to small and mid-sized businesses. Companies all over the world are reported to have reduced their software applications cost by as much as 80% after making a switch to the SaaS model.

How does this become possible?
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Our applications are in the cloud with their feet firmly on the ground

September 27th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off


When we talk of cloud-based applications we don’t mean esoteric applications that don’t have real-world value. All our applications and software solutions have real-world applicability: the only difference is that you don’t have to install them on your desktop or your mainframe and you can access all your applications and data simply through a browser.
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Let’s manage your enterprise applications while you leverage their benefits

September 26th, 2010 Posted by Marius Lian Comments Off


You don’t need to worry about the maintenance of the business applications that you access and use over the Cloud. Most of the cloud-based applications work on the SaaS model that allows you to access the most advanced business applications simply through your browser.  It doesn’t matter what hardware you’re using or what platform (Linux, Windows, OS, etc) you are comfortable with as long as you can run a browser with contemporary capabilities.
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