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How The Cloud Is Changing The Face of Data Syncing and Transmission

Thanks to its worldwide adoption within a few short years, cloud computing has succeeded in its... read more

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Why iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox Can’t Truly Protect Your Data

Today, most people understand cloud applications and cloud computing, but some still question the... read more

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Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Interesting thought that cloud storage is not designed as aback-up, I think many people think of it exactly like that. It would be devastating to lose important data, especially for a business. Definitely something to think about!
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Innovative Solutions: Securing and Storing with ‘Cloud’ Computing

As I mentioned in one of my first articles the assumption that cloud computing is less secure than... read more

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Gavin KeaneOwner at Cloud Made Simple
Hi Federica, Thank you for your comment. To answer your questions: No, every cloud provider offers different solutions. Some offer only one type, some a few options, but the great providers offer all options. Xero is a public cloud application. I hope this helps - Gavin
Federica Spooner
Do all cloud providers offer public, private and hybrid? Is this a common thing? E.g. Does Xero have this feature?
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Cloud Computing For Your Business

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Innovative Solutions: 5 Signs your Business is ready for a Cloud Solution

Do you feel like your business is constantly running into technology barriers, your employees are... read more

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My Work Phone transforms personal smartphones into cloud-based work phones

Business owners usually juggle their lives between their personal and work phones. Two phones allow...read more

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Top 5 myths of moving your business to "The Cloud"

Are you scared of making the switch to the cloud for your business? Has your previous research left... read more

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Great Article Gavin. The beauty of point four is that it forces you to clean up your filing system too!
Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Great article! One objection to cloud computing that I've hear often is that people think it will just be too difficult (which I don't think it would) move to cloud computing. I think for a lot of companies it's worthwhile even if it requires a little bit of extra work.
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Innovative solutions: What is Cloud Computing?

Let’s get back to basics and discuss what modern cloud computing is and what it can do for... read more

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Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Amazing piece Gavin. Great series too.
Steve OsborneOwner at Smarthinking
Well-written article Gavin, thank you.
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What Cloud Computing Tools Can Do for Your Business -- with Examples

The Cloud Cloud computing is making your data, files and even your software accessible securely... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Macartan, I by no means was trying to talk down about the services or what you provide. I just wanted those additional points for context. I believe every person/business needs to use whatever system works for them. I looked into Xero myself, but I decided to start out with Wave (not sure it is available there or not).
Macartan GaughanFinancial Controller at Glendale Care
Very valid points Jef, the accessibility and security of the data is very important and each providers terms and conditions need to be considered before you commit. As regards a doomsday situation where the service goes down or out of business, localised copies of the files either in soft or hard copy are recommended of course - these form back of your back up strategies. However, that does not deflect from the stated benefits. In our firm, for example, we use Xero, QBO and MYOB for accounting files for our clients to mitigate the risk of relying on only one and we hold offline copies of final accounts for each client. While, I am a very strong enthusiast for these services because of the systematic improvements they are bringing, there are always risks of course. However, they are very similar to those that exist in pretty much all computer software in general, cloud, desktop or otherwise - Rather than using them as an excuse not to explore these new exciting services I prefer the approach where clients mitigate the risk so that they can enjoy the benefits!
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Is Accounting Sexy Yet..? (No - but Xero is Trying…)

Walking into Xero’s slick Melbourne office in Richmond conjures up images of what 1 Infinite Loop,... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I agree when the person/business has plenty of options to choose from everyone benefits. I think once there are too many options available professionals can step in and guide them to the proper platform(s) based on their needs.
Macartan GaughanFinancial Controller at Glendale Care
Thankfully, there are a good few more players joining the party in the cloud accounting field in Australia with ReckonOne and SageOne launching recently. I'm all for competition! However, having become a certified advisor for Xero, QBO and ReckonOne, I have to say that Xero is still the best in class, with QBO behind them and ReckonOne no where near competing yet. I gave Wave a look just now, I am looking forward to them entering Australia properly.
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3 Reasons Why MYOB is Not a Cloud Accounting Firm....Yet

Allow me to tell you a story of the first and last time I explored MYOB’s “online” accounting... read more

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Macartan GaughanFinancial Controller at Glendale Care
MYOB's recent IPO has presumably given them a war chest of funds that they will hopefully use to improve their services, but I fear that their entitled attitude is too engrained in the company. It is up to MYOB to show that they care and that begins with customer service and experience. If they don't accountants and their firms will continue to leave their service in droves!
Michael PriorPrincipal at PB Advisory Group
Macartan, like you I just cant understand why MYOB just don't get it! As you have said both Xero and QuickBooks Online support leaves MYOB for dead. Earlier this year I went to the MYOB Roadshow and was flabbergasted that they were promoting an enhancement as leading edge when both Xero and QuickBooks had been doing the same for years and with better functionality.
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What to Look for When Choosing Cloud Computing Services

Cloud this and cloud that. Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Virtual Servers so on and so forth – it is... read more

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Forget the cloud, the future is in the 'fog'

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Risk considerations - cloud or in-house

There are a number of issues to consider when deciding on which cloud provider to use or whether... read more

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Reasons for moving business to the cloud

Most owners of small businesses limit the scope of accounting to filing tax returns. Just think... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Great article Thivaharan!
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Reasons for moving accounting to the cloud

Most businesses limit the scope of accounting to filing tax returns. Just think of it. What good... read more

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Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding
Does cloud accounting have a management accounting function?
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I am often asked -private cloud, public cloud or the old Inhouse server room? here is my take.

Technology doesn’t generate revenue for most companies. Business processes powered by technology... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Thanks for your take Andrew! I'm also very partial to cloud :D