Cloud Project Management
As the old saying goes: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
So, while it’s true that there’s much to be learned from failure and that, sometimes things just don’t go according to plan, an efficient work flow governed by sound project management principles can mean the difference between winning work and letting it slip away.
And, as a result, a whole host of project management tools have sprung up, designed to help you plan, organise and manage resources to help you achieve your goals. So, the question is: Which tools are right for you?
Cloud-based project management tools
If you’re operating a business which depends on successful project management and possibly uses a geographically distributed, contract-based, or mobile workforce – then cloud-based tools will have significant value to your organisation. For this reason Cloud-based project management tools are becoming increasingly popular with providers both large and small. Before discovering which one is right for you, however, let’s have a quick look at the advantages of using them.
Let’s look at the advantages of Cloud Project Management software
Low Startup Costs / CapEx
You won’t need any additional software or hardware as this is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and so the start-up costs should be minimal.
Some cloud-based (also known as Web-based or online) project management tools will even offer you a free trial so that you can trial its features and functions. Find the one you are most comfortable with.
Ultimate Flexibility and Cost Optimisation
The ongoing advantages of such a set up are apparent, too. As your business grows, so can your project management capability. You can simply add users on a subscriber basis without having to load extra software on more machines, saving you both time and money. The same can be said if you are down-sizing or retracting having completed a successful project. Flexibility is king.
No Software Management, Maintenance or Licensing Issues
Since the cloud project management tools are provided as a managed service by your service provider, you wont have to worry about keeping your software up-to-date, administering licenses, troubleshooting glitches, or tinkering with hardware. This allows you to focus on your business and actually extracting the most out of the Software,
Resilient, Reliable and Secure
As a cloud solution – and like other SaaS applications – your cloud project management service is built within a cloud network of servers, across multiple locations and networks, so it follows that your service will be highly resilient against single points of failure, network issues and all manner of issues that may otherwise affect a single-server software solution. What’s more you can benefit from all this extra resilience and high availability without compromising the security and privacy of your company’s business data.
So the advantages of cloud project management are clear. Now let’s have a look how we can help you find the right supplier.
Compare the Cloud
Cloud computing is coming of age. But as the number of companies supplying cloud-based project management tools increases, so does the difficulty of choosing the one that’s right for you.
By all means read the various different articles comparing all the different project management tools. But why not let us help you get started? With our Cloud Discovery Service you can stipulate various parameters governing your requirements then we will process you enquiry using our matchmaker service against our supplier database and provide you with a list of highly suitable service providers. It’s a totally free service so you have nothing to lose. Try it now to find your perfect service.
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