We wanted to get everyone in the mood for thinking 'cloud' in advance of our Webinar on August 25, 2011 with cloud evangelist Simon May.
Still haven't signed up? There are a few seats left. Head over to the webinar sign-up page. It only takes a few minutes and, like our other webinars, is absolutely free.
The cloud is coming, whether you like it or not.
The question on the mind of most MSPs is how is it going to impact their business? Are your customers going to start demanding a cloud solution for all their data and monitoring needs?
If so, how are you, a small or medium-sized business owner, going to meet this challenge?
We'll cover all these topics and more in the webinar.
Until then, here are a couple of freebies to get you in the 'cloud' frame of mind.
First up is an FREE ebook on using Office 365 from the folks over at Microsoft.
Office 365 outlines some of the ways in which you and your team can use Microsoft's new platform to share documents and data over the cloud.
It's not a book for system administrators or hardcore techies, but it does provide a good introduction into how collaboration over the could works and what the future might hold.
Briefly, it goes into the process behind setting up Office 365 accounts, how to administer the accounts, and how to get started with using Office programs across your team within the cloud.
Click here to download your free copy.
See the Cloud
Second is a video about some of the Microsoft data centers spread around the globe. If you're a bit of a computer nerd (probably pretty safe to say if you're reading this site), then you'll probably find some of the images of the massive computer racks and cooling facilities at the data centers pretty cool.