Cloud Computing Definition

The Journey from Premise to Hosted to SaaS - A CPA's Travel Guide - Randy Johnston and Brian Tankersley

Cloud Computing and What It Means to You article by Tommy Stephens

Caution in the Cloud: 5 Concerns to Consider

Cyber risks, data breach costs, and protecting your business from cyber threats

Cloud Computing for CPAs

CPA Firms are now, more than ever, considering the cloud as a alternative to local networks.  While many struggle to maintain local networks they are slow to warm to the idea of depending on outside resources.  The firms that are looking appear to be looking category by category rather than a wholsale leap.  Key areas of interest are workflow, client accounting, practice management, audit solutions, time and billing, portals.

Top Five Problems Facing Cloud Computing

  1. Bandwidth
  2. Reliability
  3. Security
  4. Breadth of Choice
  5. Regulation Compliance such as HIPPA, 7216, etc.

 Cloud Computing Solutions

SaaS - Software as a service.  These solutions were designed from the ground up to run accross the Internet instead of a local network.

Hosted - These products are the same as you would have installed on your local network and are now shared via the Internet.

National Hosting Options for QuickBooks

Billing Solutions

Office Applications


Sites that are paid for product placement, but maintain broad catalogs of products:

Entry Level (SMB)

Mid-Market (SME)

Payroll Solutions

Tax Compliance

Mobile Apps