[box type=”info”] Additional to the core could services CloudAssist every company essentially needs, there are other services which might not be core and could be fulfilled via many different ways. The ones we consider to be easily and value-addingly processed in the cloud are listed below. We refer to them as CloudAssist+. Examples of these services are project management, travel organizer, workflow & additional cloud backup solutions to name but a few.[/box]

 

CloudAssist+

CloudAssist+ consists of the following complementary services to the core CloudAssist set of services. These are:

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 Even in the cloud there are only two types of people – the ones who have lost data through the lack of backing up and those who will.

Backing up is one of those  fundamental best practices that continues to be applicable despite all the we experiencing. When it comes to keeping our data save, it is essential that we back it up as part of a conscious and concerted effort. This holds true online the same was it does offline.

While most cloud service providers mirror your data across a number of data centres, your data is being held for accessibility. If this service provider disappears overnight (of course this is very unlikely – but not impossible), your data would be lost.

We believe at SBCFE, that you should deplay cloud to cloud backup strategies which back up the data you have at one service provider (ie Google) to another (ie Amazon), thus allowing you access to the data if Google was ever going to cease to exist.

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Publish email newsletters via your own cloud-based personal publishing platform. Newsletters are a great way to communicate with your clients, partners and other interested parties about what is new is your business. Newsletters allow you to broadcast your message to interested ears and can help you engage your potential clients on a regular basis.

Whether you own a business or manage email newsletters for clients, you need an email–marketing service that takes care of the complicated stuff, so you can focus on your job.

NBCSs make it easy to design exceptional email campaigns, share them on social networks, integrate with web services (many of which you probably already use), manage subscribers, and track your results.

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Have you ever required to manage meetings from an administrative point of view?

Not only is it (in our experience) essential to schedule the meeting in advance, but a well thought-out and structured agenda helps keep everybody on track while ensuring that all important items are dealt with. Minutes of the meetings tend to be triggers for follow-on actions (internally) and can be used to review decisions (and the thinking behind them) in the future. As such, inclusive agendas and comprehensive minutes are critical for your business’ progress.

A good meeting agendas and -minutes system can save you a lot of hassles.

  • No more storing minutes of meetings in folders.
  • No more searching for meeting minutes due to incorrectly named / dated documentation
  • No more losing of incomplete action items

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You get what you measure.

 

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Noone likes bureaucracy.

Sometimes, however, we all have to go through processes and procedures to get what we want. You probably have established processes in your business too – allowing you to reliably achieve a desired outcome triggered by chosen events.

Often these processes are manual – inherently flawed by the fact that in our busy days we sometimes tend to forget to do something, because something else was pressing us for time and/or attention. Workflow systems can take out the headache of solely relying on people to do the right thing. Especially for more complex processes, these kinds of systems allow you to concentrate on the task at hand without having to worry about the administration / overhead required to get to the next stage in the process.

Now, these tools also exist in the cloud. You can utilise them in you business without having to incur huge up-front costs and have the flexibility of configuring and changing processes for your business from anywhere.

 

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Project Management is one of those functions that used to require dedicated software to, especially for more complex projects, ensure that everything is being tracked and monitored and nothing falls behind. It also ensure that you get the best use out of your resources and makes sure that (in case of you running the project on behalf of a client) deliver on your promise(s).

It is hard to explain why dedicated software is necessary for this function. You either have a need for it or you don’t. Once you have a need though, you will quickly understand. – Anonymous

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Password reset? I hear your questions… For a small company setting and resetting passwords is typically not much of an issue. That you can handle yourself. But what if you have 10 or more staff? People tend to forget passwords, especially secure ones frequently.

What if you outsource your IT department? The rates for IT staff are typically rather on the high side and requests for password resets can quickly add up. But even if you have your own IT staff / person. Do you want him or her to waste precious time resetting other people’s passwords?

This IT admin tools like “password reset”, you are able to quickly and cheaply cut IT personnel out of the equation, allowing you to save money and/or put your resources to their best use.

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Business travel can be exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, annoying, amusing or advantageous. It is many things to many people.

Travel- and itinerary management systems or services aim to understand your needs as a business traveler and as a manager of teams out in the field. Good services will offer features dedicated to each of these distinctly different perspectives.

Examples of features for each of these are

  • seamless conversion of booked flights and hotels into integrated itineraries [individual traveler] and
  • providing a dashboard overview and integrated calendar indicating where your staff are on any given day [team manager]

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