We are an early adopter of cloud sourcing . Cloud computing is a subset of Cloudsourcing. In 2007, when we adopted cloud computing , we never thought it will effect us as profoundly as it is today(+) . We still come to the office but we are mostly "cloud people or office " now.
As a CEO, I had all the doubts on how the cloud works . But, after receiving emails and video & voice communications , 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM , 5:00PM, 8:00PM & 1:00 AM from our staff & clients , then I knew .. we are in to something big .
Our organization like other had all the traditional boxes & strategies like , vision, marketing, sales, operations, accounting , HR...etc. strategies & departments.
But after adoption of cloud sourcing, we end up getting three gifts . 1) Mobile strategy, 2 ) Cloud strategy & 3 ) Network strategy which we did not have in past . These allowed us to have level playing filed against our biggest completions & also allowed us to innovate & create new revenues . These three strategies effect all other departments.
As an early adopter , I got all the remarks & challenges you might consider . question about security ( http://www.innovaglobal.com/Innova-blog/cloudcomputingbustingmyths ) & functionality , training ,..etc.
Reality today is that we are %200 in the cloud ( Data / server & Voice /PBX ) , are CTO is our CKO ( chief technology officer) now ( http://www.seowebpower.com/Search-engine-optimization-orange-county-blog/whyweneedtohavecko-chiefknowledgeofficer )
We have no server, PBX, IT staff & we moved all of them from overhead support expense to income generating , problem solving resources that we ever need & did not have budget fort.
1) Mobile strategy
We use Mobile devices not only for communications & real time texting but also for our national installation QA ( http://www.asonsource.com ) & GPS project tracking . We also are developing enterprise wide mobile apps to be able to communicate value & project information live
2 ) Cloud strategy
About cloud computing, You know our health care info , banking info , utility info all are on the cloud. What we did simply was to move our desktop & business apps to the cloud.
For electricity in our office , we do not us generator as primary source & we use the Grid .
This was a scary thought before 1920 ( giving up generator & trusting the Grid ).
The same for "in-house" servers & "private cloud" servers .
We pay $50 a year / per user to access the Google Apps & our platform is better than most fortune 1000 companies ( GM just move 100,000 employees to this platform
3 ) Internet , network strategy
We are located at Orange county California ( City of Santa Ana ) & extend our market to Los Angeles county. using www. sonesource.com, we offer our services nationwide .
There are about 100+ cities in our 100 mile radios. We have been able to communicate & market our values using Google & be on 1st page of Google search for almost "all, 100 cities ". for our key words ( ie network cabling Irvine, Network cabling Glendale, Fiber optic installation lake forest , data center relocation tustin , cable contractors Anaheim...etc. ) .
We also on the 1st page of Google globally for " passive optical lan " & " office technology relocation " , " national technology rollout " etc.. We get about 2 to 3 calls a day .
a- We got so good at this now that we offer SEO & webdesign as a service ( Local & national SEO ) for our partners .( http://www.seowebpower.com/products/google-sites-web-website-designers )
Watch our video that we launched for our Partner MR2 solutions in the 1st page when you search for " data center virtualization los angles " , or " data center backup Orange county " .
We have to innovate every day using the tools we have . If you got a chance watch this video http://www.innovaglobal.com/Innova-blog/way-newcollaboration