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Ian Khan

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Without wasting any of your time, let me be just as straightforward as I can. Cloud computing may fail miserably and all the hype associated with it may just disappoint all the technology pundits, and although it may not seem something that is going to happen anytime soon, let me give you just five reasons why i think this is a likelihood; Reason 1 Companies May Never Adopt Jumping on the Cloud bandwagon is a bit of a task if you are stuck with a slow moving corporate structure. It may take ages and while your systems may not need an upgrade, you may just get by by keeping your existing systems running as they are. This is more of delaying the inevitable truth than facing Reason 2 It just gets more expensive The Cloud is supposed to be a better alternative, a more economical path that opens the gates of lower spending, reduced overheads and so on. In case the tide tur... (more)

Three Steps to Capture Compelling Customer Stories

Content Marketing and Storytelling are the defining factors when it comes to gaining traction with all or any of your marketing initiatives. To create explosive brand building and solidify your overall organizational value you should capitalize your existing customer base to the maximum extent. This is key in helping new customers and prospects understand the true value in your solutions and why your organization is worth doing business with. Sometimes on a competitive level when nothing works, amazing customer stories are what can set you apart from everytone else. The value in ... (more)

Cloud Computing: A Quick Primer

"The cloud will transform everything about technology." This statement is better suited for 20 years ago when the cloud was in its infancy. In 2014 the statement should be that "The cloud has taken over technology." Cloud computing has been around since the sixties believe it or not, but over the past few years the industry has recognized the concept better as more organizations are embracing cloud technology and more vendors are creating amazing cloud-based business solutions. Who Is on the Cloud? The cloud is the focus of every large technology vendor that we know of. The usua... (more)

Top Three Reasons for Sales (& Personal) Failures !

Sales is an amazing profession. You are able to match the needs of your customers to the goals of your organization. You are a connector, a problem solver, someone people can trust when they need most. As a sales person, someone who is actively engaged in helping people get what they want, you are governed by expectations. These are somewhat the pillars of truth and cannot be undermined by anyone selling anything to anyone. In other words, not following any of these rules would break the bond of trust you have established or are trying to establish with your prospects. This will... (more)

The Six Must-Have Essentials for Building High Performance Teams

Successful teams are what makes organizations succeed. It could be a project team, a sales team, a marketing team, or a myriad of other types of teams. The point is, if your organization has teams that are successful, result oriented, and cohesive, you are on the way to success. A challenge, in the first place however,is to build that high performance dependable team. Here are six essentials of ensuring that your teams are the best that can be ! Break the Ice - Socialize ! Get your team mates acquainted with each other. Do an introductory session, a bowling night, a lunch or anyt... (more)