Are you looking for a new CRM for your business? How about something to
manage your sales efforts, or track your projects, or handle your finances?
Searching the internet for “cloud based software” or “business CRMs”
can be a daunting process; there are endless options, all with pretty
websites, and all with big promises. What should you be looking for when
picking a cloud solution for your business?
We have completed hundreds of software implementations, reviewed dozens of
software systems, and have had our finger on the pulse of the industry for
more than 5 years. These are our top 5 considerations for picking the right
software for your business.
A lot of systems promote “bank grade” security, but what does that mean?
Generally, they are referring to the “SS-Enabled” nature of their web
applications (with SS = Secure Socket); this is great as it adds ... (more)
We all like to treat ourselves during the holidays. Turkey and bacon
sandwiches, piles of stuffing dripping with butter, pie after pie… it’s a
Still, it’s easy to forget where you spend most of your time—at work, in
front of the computer, struggling with software (or enjoying it, if you’re
Check out the gift ideas below for cheap, effective ways to make business
better—and bring a little Christmas cheer to the workplace.
1. Your files anytime, anywhere. Cloud storage systems like Dropbox or Box
make storing files super easy. If you struggle with keeping files ... (more)
Listen: as cloud computing consultants, we drink the cloud computing koolaid.
We’ve implemented cloud-based software for businesses of all sizes, across
just about every industry. We’ve seen it revolutionize how businesses work.
We’ve also seen security become a very real and increasingly serious
Don’t worry, it’s safe!
When we first began showing cloud-based software to clients, the idea of
storing your data remotely was a new concept. Like clockwork, clients were
all concerned about security. Is my data safe? What happens if the software
company folds? Can we be hacked... (more)
Here at VM we’re planning our spring 2011 conference tour and we’re happy
to say there’s a lot going on in the world of presentations and meetings
about cloud-computing. Deadlines are fast-approaching though, so check out
the list we’ve put together below and see if there’s something happening
near you… hope to see you there!
Note: this list is incomplete and bound to change. Descriptions were taken
off the sponsoring organizations’ websites and so may not reflect content
and/or quality. Don’t hold us accountable if a conference sucks.
What: Global Services Conference 2011: Enabl... (more)
So, you use and love Zendesk. We do too. But what’s this new Zendesk thing
that launched this week? How does it work? Will it affect your customer
support? What does it all mean?
Live Zendesk support, NYC-style
This September 26th, at 6-7 pm, we’ll be answering those questions and more
at our first “Zendesk Office Hour.” Held at New York City’s
always-happening General Assembly, we’ll take a close look at the new
Zendesk, discuss how it differs from the classic interface, and show off its
cooler features. The goal is to help ease your transition into the new
Best part ... (more)