Start2Cloud.com provides Small and Medium Enterprises with fast navigation through the key areas of cloud services. It includes map of cloud services organized by value chain of typical business processes, tools for comparing cloud services head to head, and an original system for the evaluation of cloud providers. Together with original articles which describe real-world user experience, it is well positioned to help the visitors to easily find an answer to how the cloud applications can be beneficial for their own business and can create real difference and real value. Portal was originally founded by people around the university course "Transformation of industries in the SaaS Era" taught at University of Economics, Prague, and Faculty of Information Technology of Czech Technical University, but is now opened to other professional contributors from around the world.
We are here to help you utilizing cloud for your own business
Our main goal is to offer instantly usable and clear answers to one fundamental question: how the cloud computing can help you in your day-to-day business - no matter whether you are managing a shop, making furniture, or run a restaurant. As soon as you read just a few articles from our portal, you will immediately realize that the cloud is already here, prepared to serve you and it is indeed much more than a buzzword – it is a world of practical services you should not ignore. It is actually mature enough to bring you real value regardless of business sector where your company operates.
As regards company size, cloud is particularly successful in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector. The rationale is clear: SMEs are not wealthy enough to afford its own and expensive IT infrastructure and existing large corporate applications, so up to now most of the advanced IT services (Business Intelligence, CRM, advanced HR tools, etc.) were simply not affordable to them. Only the club of the biggest and wealthiest corporations could benefit from this functionality. Here comes cloud computing as salvage and offers these applications in a form of inexpensive and affordable services that can be instantly adopted by SMEs. No surprise that this offer is greatly welcomed and that the adoption rate of cloud in the SMEs is really fast.
Because you read these lines, even you are now probably considering cloud for your own business. We are here to help you. Even if your primary expertise is far from the information technology, and computers are not your best friend, don’t be afraid. We speak your language, and will give you very practical ideas and suggestions what you may consider to do right now.
- Original and unique structure that helps SMEs instantly answer the crucial question how the cloud can help them to differentiate and bring value
- Focus on practical, real life experience with cloud services. We encourage discussion about real life deployment and genuine experiences, including case studies.
- We are not a one man show. Our professional and passionate team combines expertise from various fields of business and is continuously growing to cover for you the most of this rapidly developing field.
To become the ultimate global source of professional, unbiased, and up-to date information that exhaustively covers the growing market of business-oriented cloud applications for the SMEs.
To gain respect and authority of our global audience of business decision makers in SMEs that are not necessarily familiar with recent IT developments and IT terminology, yet they need to get fast and fair answers of how they can benefit from the newly emerging world of cloud services. To achieve this goal, we will make our best to serve our audience with a professional, neutral, original, and practical content in a logical and clear structure.