Is Cloud-based AMS Software Right for Your Association?

Posted by Protech Staff

Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Dating back to the first video game I played growing up, I’ve always had a passion for technology. That passion drives me to keep up with current trends. As you may know, cloud computing is revolutionizing the way organizations conduct business. In the past, associations felt that cloud computing was nonessential, but now an increasing number of organizations utilize cloud solutions to gain an edge in the marketplace. With a cloud-based association management system (AMS), organizations can experience significant cost savings, responsive support from an AMS software vendor and improved productivity.

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Topics: association management software, cloud computing, AMS Software

5 Ways Cloud-based Non-profit Software Technology Transforms the Way Your Organization Works

Posted by Jerry Shipley, Cetrom

Thu, Apr 9, 2015

Associations are constantly looking for new ways to overcome tight budgets and limited resources in order to provide members with rewarding experiences. The phrase “do more with less” is no longer simply a catchy slogan, but a standard operating procedure for associations. Non-profit software and association management systems (AMS) have traditionally been installed on premise at an association’s headquarters. However, in recent years, associations have adopted cloud-based delivery models that have drastically changed the way associations work. By hosting critical data and applications in the cloud, associations are streamlining responsibilities for their staff, thus making their organizations more efficient.

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Topics: non-profits, Cetrom, cloud computing, cloud strategy, non-profit

Choosing Between Public and Private Clouds

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Feb 7, 2014

Now that most businesses have embraced the idea of the cloud for many of their technology needs, the big question for these businesses is public or private? Answering this question requires a fundamental understanding of the differences between private and public cloud technologies.

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Topics: cloud computing

The Cloud Benefits the Bottom Line (and More!)

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Jan 31, 2014

Cloud computing is certainly a trend, but a trend with real benefits for businesses. A good cloud solution means that business can invest in innovation, while lower costs at the same time. Cloud applications offer flexibility for businesses who can rely on providers for both hardware and software, including maintenance. The cloud also offers businesses very real cost savings through a scalable model. Consider these top six benefits of cloud computing, according to The Cloud: When & Why by SAP company SuccessFactors.

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Topics: benefits, cloud computing, IT, cloud services

Cloud Email Hosting

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Mon, Jan 27, 2014

For both organization and consumers, email is the number one business communication tool, outpacing forums, phone calls and online portals. But internal email systems and management remain time-consuming and resource intensive. Which is why the growing popularity of the cloud is encouraging many businesses to move to cloud-based email hosting.

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Topics: cloud computing, email management

Cloud for Field Service

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Jan 3, 2014

Cloud computing is an appealing option for many businesses. The scale and cost benefits are often touted as reasons for businesses to invest. But anytime-anywhere access to critical business information and applications is a tremendous benefit for businesses with remote workers, particularly for those involved with field service.

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Topics: cloud computing, cloud services

ERP Cloud for Small Business

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is designed to improve efficiency across the organization, whether it is a large corporation or even a small business. With the growing popularity and stability of cloud services, many businesses are turning to ERP Cloud, which offers the benefits of both software as a service and financial accounting management.

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Topics: cloud computing

Choosing a Password Manager

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Wed, Dec 11, 2013

Password management is a critical aspect of information technology at any business or organization. IT admins need an effective way of keeping track of employee credentials on all of the organization’s different systems. With the growing popularity of cloud services, many IT departments are evaluating the pros and cons of cloud-based password management, as compared to in-house solutions.

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Topics: cloud computing, IT

IT Departments in the Time of SaaS

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Wed, Nov 6, 2013

As many businesses transition or consider transitioning to the cloud, there are often assumptions that a move to SaaS means there will be a dramatic struggle with traditional, internal IT departments. Some even think the cloud makes IT departments entirely obsolete. Both assumptions are wrong.

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Topics: saas, cloud computing, IT

The Good and Bad of Cloud Computing for Nonprofits

Posted by Protech Cloud Business Solutions Staff

Fri, Oct 11, 2013

Though “the cloud” has certainly earned buzzword status, the realities of cloud-based technology isn't always clear. Many associations, for example, don't understand what cloud computing is, much less what the pros and cons are. This makes it a challenge to know whether the cloud is the right fit and, if so, how to choose solutions and providers. Consider these pros and cons to help your association make educated decisions.

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Topics: cloud computing, nonprofits

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