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 MD to speak to European Accountants, Chartered Marketeers & Small Businesses about Cloud Computing

June will be a busy month for Liquid's MD, Matt Holmes as he is attending a range of accounting and technology events throughout the UK and Europe. Following 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.  The European Praxity Conference will be held 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, ...

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Proof that industry giants see cloud as the next move

Earlier this week Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft Office 365. The package allows customers to combine Office 2010 Pro Plus, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Office Web Apps and the recently renamed Lync video-conferencing software for delivery in the cloud. These are joined together in a single package that will be sold on a SaaS model when it arrives next year. "We are at a pivot point in the adoption of cloud services," said Kurt DelBene, president of Microsoft's Office division. The significance of this announcement is that it helps Microsoft compete even harder with Google (and IBM) in the office productivity sector. Despite Microsoft currently dominating the sector, it may not be guaranteed in the cloud market, app stores and ...

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