Every year, we take a look at some of the major reports on cloud computing, IT and technology. It’s amazing how fast things can change in 12 short months.
For years, partners who wanted to sell CRM Online had only one option: going straight through Microsoft and following their set of rules. Flexibility was not the norm. But as time went on, Microsoft realized that if it wanted the enterprise segment of its business to grow, it would have to return to its core. In other words, it would have to cut its partners some slack.
In-house applications are difficult for small businesses to maintain. Not only are they costly to set up, but they don’t offer the same security, performance or reliability that you can expect from the cloud. A hosted application offers your customers a pay-as-you-go alternative to the thousands of dollars they would normally spend to set up their own IT services.