24 April, 2012
In a virtual world that offers a handful of options for online applications, and an increasing number of companies and individuals who are adopting new technologies, some potential users still face technical, organisational, and psychological barriers that prevent them from experiencing the exceptional benefits of the new electronic era.
Related recent research findings are mixed: Bank of Montreal study of Canadian business owners (April 9, 2012) revealed that only 10% plan to use Cloud computing with a remaining 40% that indicated they have no immediate plans to use it, while research findings of eMarketer (March 22, 2012) show strong growth of online use with expectations that US e-commerce retail will reach $224.2 billion in 2012 (up 15% from 2011).
Whether you are one of the slow adaptors or a savvy one, selecting the right online service provider that suits your business or personal needs could be a daunting task. The following five tips may brighten the process.
Always look for a thorough, expertly designed, customer-focused online solution that offers:
- Security – configured, deployed, and managed to meet security controls and privacy requirements
- Compliance – with laws, regulations, and relevant organisational policies
- Flexibility – on-demand scalability, product variation, payment based on usage
- Availability – highly reachable from anywhere, anytime
- Simple to use solution – easy logic workflow, minimal management effort
Secured Signing’s digital signature Cloud based service fulfils the above requirements with its scalability, payment flexibility, and product variety (including mobile devices and customised options), 24/7 global availability, highest level of user-based PKI digital signature security that seals and protects the online signed documents, worldwide legal compliance, and a short and simple process (register, upload document, and eSign) that takes mere minutes to complete.
And as Jose Silva once said: “Success is not for the timid. It is for those who seek guidance, make decisions, and take decisive action.”
Till next time,
4 April, 2012
In a business environment of rapid technological developments and ever-changing market circumstances, small businesses and large corporations alike need to keep up with business conditions and to promptly adapt and implement new tools and advanced systems. Even the hesitant can’t avoid it and will often make the shift in response to their customers’ expectations and demands.
A small business has a number of significant, related advantages including the ability to respond faster with a more personal customer service, a simpler management structure and decision-making processes, and an ease with which to identify, change, and adopt new technologies.
According to Microsoft’s research of SMB Business in the Cloud 2012 (conducted by Wayland, Massachusetts-based research firm, Edge Strategies), small businesses are quick to embrace Cloud Computing technology and the number of SMBs that are using it is expected to triple in the next three years. Leading motivators identified in the study include cost savings, increased productivity, flexibility, and market competitive advantage.
Secured Signing’s Cloud-based PKI digital signature pay-as-you-go solution allows small businesses to access highly innovative IT implementation that in the past was available only to larger and richer organisations. The secure and legally compliant system provides its users with a comprehensive range of electronic signing capabilities that enable them to fill in any type of form and sign it, or invite others to sign online via browsers on desktop PC, Mac, iPad, and many other mobile and smart phone devices.
The latter, directly fulfil the requirement of 71% of research participants who look for “technology that enables their staff to work anywhere, at any time.”
And as Lee Cockerell once said: “It’s not the magic that makes it work; it’s the way we work that makes it magic.”
Till next time,