September 19, 2011 presentation hosted by University of Chicago Booth School of Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable at Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus. Video by Stone Cliff Productions, Inc.
For small and mid-sized businesses, so-called "cloud computing" offers opportunities and capabilities that were unheard of only a few years ago. With cloud computing today, companies of all sizes can literally transform the way they work, market, service customers and compete. They can have computer and communications capabilities comparable to the largest companies, without the large investment and expense of doing it in-house. Moreover, they can be assured of always being on the leading edge of technology and having computer capabilities that are readily scalable with their growth.
In its most basic terms, "cloud computing" means having your company's data stored at a third-party site, which is then accessible through the internet managed through a cloud-specific software system. Your company does not have to deal with hardware and software issues. The information can be accessed readily by secure means from anywhere in the world. For the bottom line, cloud computing can mean real savings for your company, not only in terms of dealing with buying computers, servers and software, but also in down time as a result of system problems and IT service issues. But, the direct savings pale in comparison to the opportunities that cloud computing presents to transform how a company operates and the enhanced marketing, service and competitive strategies it can employ.
Join Rick Kostopoulos, Founder and President of NewGen Business Solutions, as he illustrates how running a business leaner and meaner through cloud-based business solutions allows you to optimize all the core competencies of your company: marketing functionality, customer service, financials and infrastructure. This "New Way to Work" can help you get a better return on your investment - and change the way you work, market and compete.
NewGen Business Solutions has been working with enterprise (ERP, Accounting, MRP, Distribution, Manufacturing and CRM) solutions for over 20 years. Richard "Rick" Kostopoulos is a CPA and a graduate of University of Nebraska at Omaha.