Going To The Cloud

Let’s assume you have made the leap, you have gone all in, and are ready to move your business to the cloud.

We are going to focus choosing the best apps for your organization.

There are literally thousands of web-based tools and applications for you to use to run your business. One of the first questions I hear asked is “How do you know which ones to use?”

I recommend starting with your goals.

This is nothing new but people forget this step (a lot). Knowing what you want to accomplish will help you identify the specific needs of your company.

Now, write down everything you do in your business that can move to the cloud.

Next, assign them categories like sales, marketing, data storage, project management, finance, and communications, to name a few.

Start demoing as many apps in each category as you can.

Find ones that meet your requirements, are in budget, are designed well, and aren’t a time stealer. Keep utility in the forefront of your mind. This trial process is important. You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive would you?

Ok, now you have a good handle on what solutions fit your needs and will be an asset to your work instead of an anchor.

Last step. Launch!

What ways have you moved your business to the cloud and how did you choose what tools to use?

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