We aim to make our new Cloud Advocates website, CloudAdvocates.com, a destination for all things Cloud. It aggregates our three blogs (so BTZ article are published there as well as here) and we will be working together to add guides, highlight the best of the available Cloud resources and news sites from around the web. We will be resurrecting Dennis Howlett’s database of SaaS apps and extending it. The site shows our Cloud Manifesto, which isn’t just another definition of Cloud, but our roadmap for how you put this technology in to practice. Most of the Cloud providers and experts speak too much jargon, technical issues and always seem to focus on potential negatives. Cloud Advocates will explain the benefits in plain English and highlight the practical steps for a business or practice to make use of the best cloud applications and tools.
As well as launching the website, we’ve done two other things:
- Set up our first Cloud Advocates event called “Cloud Accounting for the 21st Century“, hosted in London by our friends at Mimecast. As well as debunking the myths of Cloud Computing, we’re covering accounting, CRM, email, hosted desktop and the other areas a practice or business will be interested in taking to the Cloud.
- We are pleased to announce that we are producing a monthly newsletter for Fresh Business Thinking. The newsletter, titled Cloud means Business, is being distributed to over 70,000 subscribers of Freshbusinessthinking.com, the business resource aimed at entrepreneurs, start ups and medium sized businesses which also runs the annual business conference, Freshbusinessthinking Live! They are owned by All About Brands plc, the full service marketing company that includes subsidiaries like Brand Faith, Brandsmiths, Ideal Interface. Influential Thinking and The Willard Group. You can see our first August edition here.
We’re hoping that collaborating this way we’ll be able to amplify the key message. If you’ve got suggestions of other things we might do, then we’d love to hear from you.