Monthly Archives: October 2014

What exactly is this thing we call “The Cloud”?

What exactly is this thing we call “The Cloud”?

“Thcloude Cloud” is really nothing very new.  It’s just a fancy way of saying “Internet-Based” as opposed to computer-based.  Applications and services run and are stored on the internet instead of on your hard drive.

What are the advantages of Cloud-based applications?

Flexibility.  You, your colleagues and even your accountant need only an internet connection and log in credentials to access your organization’s files.  Cloud computing enables easier collaboration by allowing employees – wherever they are, on computers, tablets, even smartphones – to sync up and work on documents and shared apps simultaneously.

Cost Effective.  Cloud computing services are typically subscription, so often there’s no need for capital expenditure.

Document version-control.  When documents and other files are not Cloud-based, employees have to send files back and forth over email, meaning only one person can work on a file at a time and the same document has tons of names and formats.  Cloud computing keeps all the files in one central location, and everyone works off of one central copy.

Security.  Since your documents and files ‘live’ in the Cloud, you never have to worry about hard drive crashes or loss of your computer.  The files are secure, no matter what happens to your machine.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

Heading out to California for QuickBooks Connect. Looking forward to seeing friends & colleagues and making new connections. The Main Stage kicks off on Wednesday, Oct 22 at 9:00 am with Bill Rancic, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Intuit CEO Brad Smith. Other speakers include Martha Stewart, Giuliana Rancic, Arianna Huffington and Intuit founder Scott Cook.
QuickBooks Connect 2014

New subscription model for QuickBooks ES

Effective today 10/6, all new purchases of QuickBooks Enterprise Solution (ES) will be based on one of three subscription options: Silver, Gold & Platinum.
Each option includes QuickBooks Enterprise Solution and Advanced Reporting, with Gold adding Enhanced Payroll. The Platinum subscription includes Enhanced Payroll plus Advanced Inventory and Advanced Pricing. All require an active Full Subscription Plan.
Pricing remains at 10% off for 1 – 4 users and 40% off for 5 – 30 users, valid through 10/31.unnamed