Any cloud or this cloud?

Let's say you've heard about this ambiguous idea dubbed "the cloud," and let's say you're in tune with the idea of running your organization on applications that don't reside on your computers, or within your premises.  With those givens, what specifically can ShalomCloud do for you? Let's run through a few real-world examples: You're the … Continue reading Any cloud or this cloud?

Free web hosting for affiliates of USCJ

The reader should be aware that the USCJ (United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism) offers free web hosting for its affiliates.  In addition, they make available about half a dozen free WordPress themes.  If you haven't  heard of WordPress, let's just say that it's free software that is used on about 23% of the web sites … Continue reading Free web hosting for affiliates of USCJ

What to consider when evaluating software

Whether acquiring software initially to solve an unmet need, or considering replacement for an existing, but inadequate solution, here are several ideas to consider and evaluate: How would conversion to the software happen?  For example, can data be initially loaded via spreadsheet, or must it be entered manually? Can data within the system be easily … Continue reading What to consider when evaluating software

Seven reasons to use cloud software

Nothing to install on desktop/laptop machines No server software to maintain and, eventually, replace Saves the cost of having a local hardware company maintain and patch your on-premises machine Software upgrades available automatically--no local upgrades required Device independence Frees you from having to perform periodic backups and having data available in case of a contingency … Continue reading Seven reasons to use cloud software