Cloud computing is evolving as quickly as you’d imagine it would – a technology with only one place to update, upgrade, re-engineer (vs. standard installed software that needs to be updated on desktops/servers throughout the land…)
I’m getting to live this first hand at OfficeDrop. We have changed our strategies and service rapidly over the past year. With this change comes a pretty major change on how we view cloud computing.
I’ve just published a blog post on OfficeDrop’s website called “OfficeDrop: All About the Cloud,” where I talk about how we see SMBs using cloud based SaaS – and some of the surprising learnings we recently gained as we rolled out our digital office, cloud content management platform and cloud filing cabinet.
My bit take aways are:
- One of the biggest advantages of the cloud is the ability to easily connect different SaaS systems with each other, allowing small businesses to move their data and information in between different best of breed services as needed.
- With SaaS in the cloud, small businesses don’t have to have as much tech expertise in house, since upgrades, maintenance, equipment, etc are all done off site by the various SaaS providers.
- Here is the surprising one to me: SMBs like using apps to interact with the cloud. I’m not going to claim that the browser is dead, but apps seem to be the thing right now that is driving adoption!