Catalyst House

Cloud Computing, Work-Life Balance and You

Originally post at Cloud9RealTime

paradigm-shift

While the U.S. economy sluggishly climbs back up (fingers crossed), many or most of America’s small business operators are toiling harder than ever. In fact, business owners typically spend so much time managing their companies, there’s scant time left to grow their companies, let alone achieve an optimal work-life balance.

The Challenge of Growth

Growing a small enterprise is a hefty challenge and, sadly speaking, other elements of life often take a backseat; recreation, relationships, even family are left with less attention as the company takes on a most demanding life of its own.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is U.S. females managing small businesses who will create 1/3rd of the 16 million new employment jobs projected by 2018. Yet, women also carry the bulk of weight on their home front. Locating the right balance between work and life can feel overwhelming, even unbearable.

Take heart, there’s good news. Today’s technologies can streamline many aspects of our daily lives, and businesses are not different. Technology can simplify the functions of a business and provide owners the opportunity to recover a big chunk of their private lives by decreasing hours spent on core time-depleting responsibilities, while gaining increased business insight and oversight.

Read more

Sleeter Group Small Business Tech Tour

Join the experts at the Sleeter Group along with accounting and software solution leaders and your peers for a day of education, technology best practices, expert advice, and networking. 

The Small Business Technology Road Show is a showcase of the latest accounting technologies that will highlight a broad range of small business solutions. Learn how your business can grow and profit in the increasingly cloud and mobile world by streamlining business processes and collaborating with your accountant.

Register now for the Small Business Technology Road Show

Now, like never before, accountants and their clients can work together via the Internet to broaden the scope of what you do together, and enhance the accountant/client relationship. At these seminars, both accountants and their clients can learn how to put powerful new solutions to work.

Emphasizing the importance of educational events like the Small Biz Technology Road Show, Cloud9 Real Time founder and CEO Robert J. Chandler, author of the newly released ‘Together in the Cloud’ and one of the experts who has joined Sleeter on the tour, observes:

“I see the disconnect that business owners and accounting professionals experience trying to understand how the cloud will work for them. The advancements that this industry has made in recent years are astounding, and I truly believe that education is the first step to success in the cloud.” 

Road Show Cities and Dates –

Read more

Cloud Computing Could Save The Economy

Source: Cloud9 Real Time

Cloud computing is growing rapidly. While still in its infantcy, the cloud sector of tech has experienced more than just explosive job growth in the past 36 months.

The latest data demonstrates that the cloud computing arena is establishing a new economic paradigm for many industries and businesses, generating opportunity and job growth well beyond the cloud service companies fueling the expansion.

In the next five years, cloud computing has the potential to add 4720,000 new jobs and $100 billion to the global economy, according according to a study, “Job Growth in the Forecast: How Cloud Computing is Generating New Business Opportunities and Fueling Job Growth in the United States,” by the Sand Hill Group and SAP.

Read SAP report (PDF) HERE

See also – Cloud Computing New Jobs Creation by 2015

The study says three industry megatrends are propelling the growth of cloud services and employment: the boom in mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets; the “social” trend in online services; and the growth of “Big Data” flows that require more data management services.

Read more

Cloud Computing’s Increasing Value

Cloud Computing CatalystA recent study from IDG Enterprise conducted a study among 1,600 IT and business leaders. It revealed that majority of these companies have spent more than a third of their IT budget to Cloud Computing. Further, almost two thirds of the respondents said they will continue to increase their spending in Cloud Computing in the next couple of years.

 – See also – ‘Together in the Cloud’ being released

They believe their investments now will eventually pay off either by providing the company a more efficient work system or by replacing other hardware and software recurring costs.

cloud-computing-futureThere is an onslaught of literature on the potential of Cloud Computing. It is also this very rich literature that makes it confusing for people to determine which is reliable and which is a baseless claim.

Robert J. Chandler, president of San Diego-based Cloud9 Real Time and author of the newly released ‘Together in the Cloud’ observes:

“I see the disconnect that business owners and accounting professionals experience trying to understand how the cloud will work for them. The advancements that this industry has made in recent years are astounding, and I truly believe that education is the first step to success in the cloud.”

Read more

Cloud9 CEO’s Book Scheduled for Release

Together In The Cloud by Robert J. ChandlerTogether in the Cloud is a new book hitting bookshelves at the end of April and readers are in for a real treat!  Cloud9 Real Time CEO Robert J. Chandler, author and innovator of cloud computing solutions, offers keen insight into how businesses large and small can implement and utilize cloud computing technologies, and bridge the gap between users and Information Technology. Together in the Cloud is intended to help readers work more efficiently and profitably. Come together in the cloud and use this informative “how to” guide for transition and guidance.  

Chandler is an acknowledged industry visionary and leader, honored with the award of “Top 40 Under 40” by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2010. He is a leading national advocate of modern accounting methods that include universal internet service with remote access via cloud computing technologies. He is a sought after speaker for Accounting and Technology conferences nationwide and is actively involved in moving the accounting industry forward with technology advancements.

Read more

Incoming search terms:

Cloud Accounting & QuickBooks Alternatives Growing Fast

Editor’s Notes: Our designated cloud accounting technology provider Cloud9 Real Time presented at Sleeter – Source: Catalyst Enterprise Solutions 

QuickBooks alternatives and cloud-based accounting were the main themes of Doug Sleeter’s opening keynote address at the Sleeter Group annual conference in Las Vegas recently. Sleeter stressed how the profession is clearly moving in new directions and accountants need to think about changing how they work, writes Seth Fineberg.

Doug Sleeter

Doug Sleeter

Sleeter spoke to an estimated audience of over 700 at his 2011 Accounting Solutions Conference in Las Vegas.

“We found that most attendees have come here not just to learn about QuickBooks,” said Sleeter. “There are paradigm shifts all over the accounting technology world. The future is here, and it’s all about zero data entry and about how you work. A big feature of this conference is about turning the corner. Just providing tax returns and financials is not enough. We are here to help guide clients and use the numbers to help them make better decisions.”

Read more

Cloud9 Real Time

Cloud9 Real TimeCloud9 Real Time is licensed by Intuit as a Commercial Host and Accredited by MSP Alliance as an authorized Managed Service Provider. Offering a customized and privately labeled all-in-one virtual office solution, with advanced QuickBooks hosting solutions you can have an online portal with instant access to QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Tax Preparation software and other applications. Providing clients with a custom built server, the Private Cloud solutions offered by Cloud9 are tailor made for the individual businesses needs. Cloud9 Real Time hosts all of its servers in the United States at a SAS-70 Type II data center; Technical Support is free of charge and users are never charged for data storage, IT or maintenance. 

Incoming search terms:

Cloud9 shifts its techno-gears into overdrive

QuickBooks hosting and beyond: Faster and safer and seamless, oh my!    

QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Orange County

Catalyst client and service provider, Cloud9 Real Time, has announced the release of Simply Cloud9. The new infrastructure is set to change hosting as it is known today and will be released forgeneral purchase beginning December 1st. President and CEO, Robert Chandler notes, “Our new technology will deliver seamless application streaming without the hassle of downloads! The new technology is faster, more secure and offers extra private labeling features to our clients.” Simply Cloud9 was debuted at the 2011 Cloud Summit and User Conference and received a standing ovation from attendees.

Simply Cloud9 is built on the foundation of all Microsoft 2008 R2 technology and offers clients increased security with 256-bit Encryption thru portal login. Additionally, the new technology allows for clients to embed a login page directly on their website for accountants and clients to access their Cloud financial and office applications.

Read more

Catalyst House