September 22, 2015 – Enterprise Social Consultants on the Cloud – that is what they are called. You may wonder, so what do they do?
Bring in Vincent Choy, a National University of Singapore graduate who has had 20 years of experience working as a system integration engineer and has now struck it out on his own. Today, Vincent specialises in advising clients on cloud computing and more specifically, public cloud computing.
The first thing he often likes to share with his clients on cloud technology is the large amount of savings they can make with it.
Do more with the Cloud
Today, smaller companies do not have to settle for less on a cheap server or cheap software without the necessary features which their business operations may require. With the rise of on-demand, cloud-based offerings, business owners need not compromise on “reliability, security and core features” anymore, said Vincent.
Moving your business onto the cloud means gaining the ability to overcome physical and geographical limitations for your work. Your IT needs are no longer the domain of one IT person, but of entire teams who are working round the clock to manage your IT systems for you, sometimes from across the world. Most cloud service providers also offer packages which provide add-on services on maintaining your systems, reliving you of the headache and mess of having to update your in-house system.
Drawing on Social Networks
Another dimension of cloud-based solutions is to build on the power of social networks to raise productivity. Vincent discussed how companies can think of applying “social networking concepts formally into the workplace”. This is why he calls himself part of the group called Enterprise Social Consultant.
ESCs, as they are known, focus on helping companies understand and implement this new and exciting platform. The versatility of social network-focused, cloud platforms means they can be adapted for all kinds of businesses in different industries.
Similarly, Alpha7 believes that our SMEs and start-ups in APAC can leverage on cloud technology to improve their business strategies and processes. With solutions ranging from enterprise resource planning (ERP) to customer relationship management (CRM), there is much one can do with the cloud.
The more important issue however is having the knowledge and expertise of knowing how to do so. This is where technology consultants like Mr. Vincent Choy and us at Alpha7, can help you. There are many business applications available in the market today, but which is the one you truly need? Backed by a team of experienced and qualified business advisors, Alpha7 has the deep expertise to help you choose among the most suited business applications available in the market that can propel your business forward. We rely on our extensive list of partners who can help you to customize the application to your needs.
On top of that, we are also constantly in the process of improving and refreshing our proprietary cloud integration platform, the A7 AppsConnect™ platform. Incorporating social network capabilities into our platform is definitely something which is within our horizon. We will be more than excited to keep you informed of our improved capabilities when it is ready for you, so do stay tuned to our website to find out more.