Lots of people are looking to put their business online by setting up a shopping cart to sell their products/services.
The problem with most of these solutions is that they don't integrate with their back office ERP/accounting system leaving manual interfaces to be written or, worse still, re-entry of data.
We have addressed this problem by working with Magento, one of the industry leading web shopping carts owned by Amazon, to fully integrate Magento Go with our cloud based ERP system SalesOrder.
The Chromebook is effectively a laptop that:
- Starts up in 8 seconds and straight into Google's Chrome web browser
- Runs all its applications in Chrome over the web; in the Cloud
- Stores all its data and files online; in the Cloud
- Keeps itself automatically updated so user has no software updates to worry about
It's a fast and exciting new way of computing for people who can set themselves up to work in the cloud over the internet.
There are various manufacturers making the Chromebook, including Samsung.
Google have announced that it is to introduce offline versions of its Gmail, Calendar and Google Docs services that had previously been available only online. The ability to work offline is a key feature for making the company's cloud-computing vision more practical.
Microsoft yesterday launched Office 365
, its cloud-based productivity and collaboration suite, in 40 countries around the world. Office 365 combines access to Exchange e-mail, Lync messaging, SharePoint collaboration, the Office Web Apps, all into one monthly subscription.
Seven different price plans are available; one for small businesses and individuals, at $6 per user per month, four enterprise plans from $10 to $27 per user per month, and two for kiosk workers, priced at $4 and $10 per person per month. The small business and enterprise plans all offer 25 GB of e-mail, SharePoint access, and Lync messaging; the more expensive price tiers then add Office Web App access, the full desktop Office suite, and Lync voice capabilities.
With headquarters in Sacramento, California, The McClatchy Company
has more than 8,400 employees with 30 daily newspapers spread throughout the U.S.
With 8,500 mailboxes spread across their 30 locations they evaluated all the options and opted for a move to Google Apps.
Read the story Here
Anybody worried about not having a 'local' copy of their data stored on the Cloud can use an excellent backup tool from Backupify to give them peace of mind.
While not strictly needed a local backup will ease the minds of many and will help them in their decision to move to The Cloud.
"Backupify is the leading backup provider for Cloud based data, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter and more."
Accounts start from free. Check them out Here
Not one software application conceived in the last 5 years with more than 1 million users was written for the desktop.
A very interesting statistic.
Well no actually.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce has announced it is migrating its 25,000 e-mail inboxes to the Google Apps cloud-based solution which will integrate calendar, contact, and collaboration tools.
Being FISMA certified it answers all their regulatory & data security requirements.
Read about it Here
Microsoft Office 365 is due to come out of Beta and launch live on June 28th 2011
Small and medium-sized business plans start at €5 per user/month.
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