How could the use of cloud computing save my company money in the long run?

One of the major buzzword phrases in the world of business over the past few years has been 'the cloud', but what exactly does it mean and can it save your company money?   Essentially, most of the major software and service providers are moving towards using a 'cloud' model, so at some point one or more of your business practices will encounter an option to change from local device storage to a remote, server-based system.   The concept of 'the cloud' aims to take full advantage of the high data transmission speeds of modern internet connections and to store information on internet-based central servers.   One way in which using cloud services can save a business money is on the outlay needed for computing equipment. ...

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Liquid Accounts MD Speaks to CIMA and ICAEW

This week you can catch Liquid's MD, Matt Holmes, at a CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) event in Rotherham and an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales) event in Hatfield telling accountants about cloud computing, cloud accounting, and Liquid Accounts. The CIMA event is tonight (19th September) at the Aston Hotel, Catcliffe, Rotherham from 6 till 8 and will take an in-depth look at cloud: what it is, why it is here and an exploration of accounting in the cloud and the benefits that it can bring to accountants and the businesses they work with. Matt, who is on the Governing Body of the Cloud Industry Forum and was the founding Chair of the Cloud Computing Special Interest ...

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Clouds Companies Gather to Cause a Start-Up Storm.

UK cloud accounting software market leader Liquid Accounts has joined forces with online green marketplace and company formation agent, @UK PLC to launch www.cloud-start-up.com; a complete business start-up package that includes a new company, domain name, e-commerce website, business club membership and exclusive start-up version of Liquid Cloud Accounting software.   The initiative allows new start-ups to start trading immediately with over 1 million buyers on the @UK ecommerce marketplace. Liquid Accounts MD, Matt Holmes said: 'Statistics show that it's crucial for start-ups to get to grips with their accounts from day one, but that many don't because they're focused on all the exciting things like products and branding.  However, while 4 out of 5 new start-ups fail within the first three years, 4 ...

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Liquid Accounts Launches Great New Modules & Even More Choice with Version 8

Coming only 4 months after the release of Liquid Accounts Version 7, we are pleased to announce that we're almost ready to launch Version 8 which will include several enhancements, bug fixes, and a number of new additional modules. MD, Matt Holmes said, 'Version 8 has essentially been decided by our customers: We listen to their needs and requests, put everything into a spreadsheet and if there's enough demand for something it gets added to our development plan. And the reason we've been able to develop and launch this so quickly is mainly down to our new Technical Development Manager, Adebola Ayoola.' (see story) Version 8 will include: New contact management module New timesheet module New advanced stock control and stock builder modules New scanning module, ...

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Liquid Accounts Appoints a new Technical Development Manager & Prepares to Launch Version 8 of its Award-Winning Cloud Accounting Software

Version 8 will include a number of additional modules adding to Liquid's position as the most cost-effective, functionality-rich and flexible cloud accounting system on the market. Liquid Accounts is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Technical Development Manager, Adebola Ayoola.  Adebola, who has a degree in Computer Science, has a track record as a senior developer creating online systems for managing ticketing, registration, subscriptions, and auctions, and various applications for the finance industry. Liquid Accounts' Managing Director, Matt Holmes said: 'Adebola is one of the best programmers I've ever come across and we're lucky to have her on the team.  She initially came to us via an agency on a 3-month temporary contract and has been successful in securing the new ...

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Book Online for Liquid Training Courses

You can now book online for Liquid training courses. The latest dates are show below and the list is automatically updated once a course has taken place.   Please click on the course you'd like to attend and follow the instructions (you will take you to the Constant Contact event management site). Payment is via cheque, Paypal or Google Checkout. If you would like to know about future dates or have any problems please contact us on 0845 450 7304, sales@liquidaccounts.net. Please note: The free Getting Started Webinars are only for existing customers or people who have signed up for a free trial with us, and are intended to show them how to quickly get up and running on Liquid Accounts.  If you would ...

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Software as a Service to Grow By 21% in 2011

Gartner has predicted that worldwide revenue from software as a service (SaaS), which the analyst firm defines as software that is owned, delivered and managed remotely by one or more providers, will reach $12.1bn in 2011, up 20.7% from last year. By 2015 the market will be worth $21.3bn, a 16.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), compared with a total application market CAGR of 8.5%. "Initial concerns about security, response time and service availability have diminished for many organisations as SaaS business and computing models have matured and adoption has become more widespread," said Tom Eid, research vice president at Gartner. The analyst firm says that over the last two years, the interest in SaaS and other off-premises models has shifted to cloud ...

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Last Day to Vote For Liquid Accounts in the Software Satisfaction Awards

Voting Deadline is 5pm today - if you haven't yet voted, please vote here We're delighted that once again our online accounting software has been entered into the Software Satisfaction Awards. However, we need your votes in order to be shortlisted, and the scores you give us determine whether we win. In previous years we've done very well in this competition (and have beaten established names like Sage) winning Best Web-Based Accounting Software and coming runner-up for Best Small Business Accounting Software. All of which helps build our profile nationally, gives us a benchmark against our competition, and lets us know how you, our customers, think we're doing. The winners will be announced at the Software Satisfaction Awards ceremony at the London Marriott ...

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Are You Foggy About The Cloud?

Liquid Accounts invites you to find out more at 'A Cloudy Day'. 2011 is being billed as the 'year of the cloud' and cloud computing is predicted to boost the EU economy over the next 5 years by £645 billion, with the UK and Germany as the biggest beneficiaries of this growth.  Other reports say that cloud is moving faster than any other 'next big thing' and could represent 15% of the total IT services market by 2014.  But what does all this mean to the average British company?  Is the hype real?  Why should you take an interest?  What are the benefits?  How does it apply to you? All these questions and more will be answered at 'A Cloudy Day', hosted ...

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Liquid speak to European Accountants at Praxity Conference

Following Liquid MD Matt's speaking slot at the UK Praxity Conference on 3rd March, he has now been invited to speak at the European Praxity Conference by one of Liquid's key accounting partners, Garbutt and Elliott, who have offices in Leeds, York, Manchester, Newcastle and Scarborough. Matt will be flying off to the European Praxity Conference on the 10th and 11th June in Lisbon, Portugal. As Chair of BASDA's (British Application Software Development Association) Cloud Computing Special Interests Group, Matt will use his industry expert knowledge to explain the benefits of cloud accounting to both accountancy practices and their clients, and how easy it is to access your accounts online with Liquid. Praxity was established to create a selective alliance of strong and independent accounting ...

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