Monthly Archives: December 2011

Cloud computing, what is it?

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Now a days you hear a lot about cloud or cloud computing, but do you really understand what it is? There are several definitions for cloud, don’t worry if you don’t have one. Cloud computing is a service delivered over web or internet with a set of connected computing resources. If you put down the diagram of these resources with their relationships on a paper, you will end up with a diagram that resembles like a cloud.

There are various forms of cloud computing which are delivered “as a service” over the web. To name a few they are Software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) or Infrasturcture as a service (Iaas). The form of cloud computing services should not be confused with automatic computing, utility computing or grid computing.

Customer using cloud doesn’t have to make any capital investment (CAPEX) in purchasing hardware or software. They reduce their operation expenses (OPEX) as the core tasks of updating and maintaining the hardware or software are taken care by the service provider. You end up focusing more time on your core business rather then maintaining the IT infrastructure to run your business. Cloud computing gives you the power to scale your resources in no time with simple clicks. Now you don’t have to spend your hard earned money to purchase a high end infrastructure which you may need occasionally.

Bespoken Payroll Software is Essential

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When you are striving to keep your organization steady in a slow economy, it is difficult to envision the significant contribution of payroll software in keeping you steady. In a slow economy it’s critical you stay organized. Having the right talent in your team is the only way you can make things happen in a long run. You need right set of tools to ensure you keep your employees happy.

It’s enticing to use some basic tools to keep track of how much you need to pay. You may think having a simple spreadsheet or a register to track how the days or hours worked by an employee. You end up compiling and summarizing this data at the end of month to know how much you need to pay. This method not only consumes your precious time and effort, but also leaves doubts in your employees mind about the accuracy of your calculations.

You surely need transparent and easy to use payroll software which can be trusted by the management and the employees. If you do not have a payroll software right from the start, which can be scaled out easily when you grow, can cost you heavily if you plan to have later. Have a payroll software that is scalable, transparent and easy to use. Cloud payroll can help you just achieve this.

By having a payroll software right from the start you are investing in the way you should run your business. This money spent is not for something that is needless. Having easy, transparent and collaborative cloud payroll software not only ensures your workforce is happy but also makes you tax compliant. It makes sure your tax calculations are accurate and you file all your forms and returns on time.

If you already have a payroll software that fits the unique needs of your business then CONGRATS!!! Else start looking for one NOW.

Google Apps adoption and productivity

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Users embrace new functionality with minimum distraction.

Quick innovation on cloud has distinctive advantages over on premise software. In contrast to large changes and improvements that take place for on premise software, Cloud applications such as Google Apps can deliver constant and small improvements which are easily adapted by end users. Small and frequent upgrades make change management easier. Traditional software updates are delivered once in a year or two with many improvements. This forces end users to spend considerable amount of time relearn the application. This makes the adoption of the new version more difficult. Since the users resist the adoption of newer version, users end up having different version of the same application. This make life of the IT team very difficult.

Make your workforce more productive anywhere anytime.

Traditional technology the information can be accessed in restricted effecting the productivity of your workforce. Google Apps is a web based solution which can be accessed anywhere anytime on any device by your team. Since the data is stored in Google’s cloud and not on a particular machine. Your employees get the work done faster with an internet connection which gives them access to their data. No matter your employees on the move or in the comfort of their homes they get seamless access to their data from their mobile device.