How does it feel to be on the cutting edge?

How does it feel to be cutting edge?

Taking the leap into the cloud can be a challenge for nonprofit organizations. Your coworkers are concerned about learning a new system, the board is either pushing the change with both hands or dragging their feet, you’re feeling the pressure that the move to the new system must be successful and worthwhile. There’s a lot of risk, but, the potential for a lot of reward.

The good news is cloud computing isn’t going anywhere. In fact, cloud computing will continue to massively impact technology in 2013. Check out the article posted by BetaNews, a well regarded technology news site: 10 predictions how cloud computing will transform traditional IT in 2013.

The gist is, we’re all heading into the cloud and it’s only going to get better. Your move onto the Salesforce platform is leaps and bounds ahead of where many nonprofits are now. In fact, the federal government and the health care industry are trying to catch up with you. Welcome to the cutting edge!

The crew over at Idealist Consulting are helping us all clear away some of this cloudiness by defining some of the confusing acronyms that are thrown around these days: SaaS, PaaS, and Iaas. Visit for the full article with details and definitions.


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