Cloud computing makes collaboration and data storage so much easier that nonprofit leaders and small businesses owners owe it to themselves to check it out. Cloud computing may be just the thing you need to increase efficiency without spending a lot.
New York, NY (Vocus) April 7, 2010
Confused about cloud computing? That's no surprise when one expert praises its low cost and ease of implementation and the next expert condemns its lack of reliability and security.
Ventureneer's free webinar How, Why, and When Small Businesses and Nonprofits Should Use Cloud Computing will introduce participants to the concept of the cloud, the way it can work for small businesses and nonprofits, and the costs of cloud computing. (Sometimes, there's no cost!)
Confusion about this leading-edge technology may make small business owners and nonprofit leaders unwilling to use it. Although it sounds airy, cloud computing is solid technology that businesses of every size have found useful. Because cloud computing is so seldom defined clearly, many people don't realize that they're using it already when they sign up for Gmail, Yahoo! or Hotmail.
"Cloud computing makes collaboration and data storage so much easier that nonprofit leaders and small businesses owners owe it to themselves to check it out," says Geri Stengel, founder of Ventureneer. "Cloud computing may be just the thing you need to increase efficiency without spending a lot of money."
The free webinar will be held on Thursday, April 22, from 2pm to 3pm EDT. It will be taught by Jason Hutchins, president of Nonprofit Solutions Network, which specializes in customized, affordable IT services for nonprofits and small businesses. Since 1998, NSN has helped nonprofits boost productivity, lower costs, and improve their overall operation through the use of technology.
In this free, one-hour webinar, Hutchins will teach:
- What cloud computing is;
- Benefits of cloud computing for small businesses and nonprofits;
- Drawbacks to working in the cloud;
- How you can use the cloud for everything from document storage to managing customer relationships, from email to finance;
- Who provides cloud services (from start-ups to the big boys);
- Costs (free to hidden).
In plain talk, participants will learn how to determine if the rewards of the cloud are worth the risks.
Senior level management of nonprofits and small businesses, including CEOs, COOs, and CFOs as well as office managers, the head of marketing and the head of IT will benefit from this free webinar.
To register, visit Ventureneer.
About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians’ Online. Geri co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.
Ventureneer.com provides nonprofit and small business advice as well as entrepreneurial and nonprofit training through a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning that takes advantage of Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events, and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.