Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale, and Success

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Northern Virginia is known as “Innovation Central” due to its mix of technology, business, universities, research, and green initiatives. Innovation surrounds you … do you know about and use the Cloud? The Cloud is not a new concept but so many business, especially small businesses, are not taking advantage of the full value of the Cloud.

With Cloud services, small businesses in Northern Virginia can reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage and backup solutions, and brick-and-mortar software and application purchases. The primary benefit to businesses of any size is the “anytime, anywhere” ability for business collaboration among owners, employees, partners, and customers.

I just finished the book, Cloud Surfing by Tom Koulopoulos. It presents a very concise explanation of how the hyperconnectivity of the Cloud will influence how people work, play, learn, innovate and socialize now and in the future. I believe it is an invaluable resource for all businesses, I am recommending it to all of my clients.

In the book, Koulopoulos addresses

  • How to optimize your company’s use of the Cloud
  • How the Cloud will affect how people live, work, learn, create, and play
  • How to exploit the opportunities in the Cloud, today and in the future

Koulopoulos defines the Cloud as the first megatrend of the twenty-first century, one that will shape the way we will address virtually every challenge we face for at least the next 100 years. It is where we will all live, work, and play in the coming decades. It’s where your kids are when they dive into online play. It’s where you meet and make friends in social networks. It’s where companies go to find the next big idea. It’s where political campaigns are won and lost. It is the social and economic network that will soon connect and define more of the world than any other political, social, or economic organization.

If you are uncertain as to how to integrate Cloud services in your business operations, Cloud Surfing will explain how to access the full value of the Cloud.

Conveyance has presented to Northern Virginia small businesses, a robust presentation on the Top Cloud Services for Small Business, we have it posted in LinkedIn.