Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth: How to choose, launch, and get the most from cloud solutions for your business

Overview

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earthapproaches cloud, or SaaS, applications from the business—not the techie—side. Much differentiates this book from others on the topic. Most importantly, like all PlanningShop books, it is written in clear, compelling language with real-world advice and insight.

This book helps growing businesses save money, significantly improve and simplify their business operations, and make informed choices on business applications. It covers ...

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Overview

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earthapproaches cloud, or SaaS, applications from the business—not the techie—side. Much differentiates this book from others on the topic. Most importantly, like all PlanningShop books, it is written in clear, compelling language with real-world advice and insight.

This book helps growing businesses save money, significantly improve and simplify their business operations, and make informed choices on business applications. It covers everything from how to choose cloud applications and calculate potential return-on-investment, how to ensure security and privacy, how to train teams, how to take advantage of analytics, and much, much more.
 
Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth cuts through the haze around the cloud, providing step-by-step guidance on creating a cloud, or SaaS, strategy and choosing cloud appplications.

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Editorial Reviews

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"No matter how you refer to it, working in the Cloud is a fundamental business practice these days and Abrams has done a terrific job of making this sometimes confusing subject relevant and practical for businesses of all shapes and sizes."

-John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933895345
  • Publisher: Planning Shop, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Edition description: Workbook
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rhonda Abrams is widely regarded as one the leading experts on growing companies. Her books have sold more than a million copies, have been translated into over 30 languages, and have been adopted by more than 700 business schools, including MIT, UCLA, Cornell, UCBerkeley, and USC. She is the author of Successful Business Plan: Secrets & Strategies, the best-selling business plan guide in the US and 15 other books on entrepreneurship and small business. She has a weekly column in USAToday, is regularly interviewed by TV, radio, print, and Internet publications, appearing on ABC, NYTimes, Bloomberg/Business Week, and much more. She is a popular public speaker, appearing at entrepreneurship programs worldwide. She was named one of America’s 100 Most Influential Small Business Champions, as well as one of the 100 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.

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Table of Contents

  1. What is "The Cloud?"
  2. Defining Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  3. Silver Linings: Benefits of the Cloud
  4. Showers ahead? Concerns about the Cloud
  5. Addressing Privacy and Security in the Cloud
  6. Financial Considerations and Return on Investment (ROI)
  7. Strategic Planning: Your Customized Journey to the Cloud
  8. Ready, Set, Launch! Migrating to the Cloud
  9. Integration: Sharing Data to Increase Business Intelligence
  10. Analytics: Using Data to Improve Your Bottom Line
  11. What's Ahead in the Cloud for Your Business?
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