We all are well aware that oil prices have dropped to almost $45 per barrel
as of mid-January 2015. Global economies are feeling the pressure from a
sudden drop in crude prices, with a chance of a looming recession in some
economies. What does this mean for global business and the cloud industry?
What Is Happening?
Maybe we had forgotten that a few select nations, the so-called OPEC members
that include Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, control a majority
of the oil that is produced in the world today. These oil-producing nations
together control the decisions around global oil production, oil supplies and
as a result a large part of the global economy.
Canada and the United States
As major oil-dependent countries, both Canada and the United States are
likely to be heavily affected. ... (more)
"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
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 e... (more)
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
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)