Moving to the cloud seems to be the buzz phrase of 2014. Applications and services are hosted from the cloud, data is stored in the cloud – and servers are moving to the cloud. Everyone from your accountant to your graphic designer is likely to be using the cloud for some or all of these business processes. So does your business need to become more cloud oriented? What does that mean for you? What are the benefits and what are the potential pitfalls?
Proponents wax lyrical about access from any device, reduced reliance on on-site IT management and cost savings. But what about the time and effort to transition to the cloud? And how about the risk of reliance on your internet service to operate your business? And can you trust your cloud provider with the security and privacy of your data?
How do you consider the tradeoffs between cost, security, ease of management, vulnerability to far-away providers and ease of access? Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
For this event we have assembled a quality panel comprising two business owners who have tackled this issue in their own business – and an expert who has seen the issues as they unfold from a professional point of view.
This event will be held at the Elevate CA Limited offices in CBD Whangarei at 5:30pm on Thursday 5 June – and will run through to 7:30pm on the night.
As always for Business Owners Forum events, this session will be free of charge and completely free of sales pitches from the supporters or the panelists. And there will be pizza, beer and wine to lubricate quality discussion.
Business Owners Forums are held monthly – alternating between Whangarei, Albany and Newmarket venues.
If you’d like to attend this event, email Fraser Hurrell before this event fills up. And if you’d like to be included on the invite list for future events, just add your contact details in the box to the right.