Cost Cutting from Cloud Computing

I was reading a weekly email publication from International Economic Development Council (IEDC) this morning and was reminded of one way non-profits or small business save on information technology.

Google Apps allows document, spreadsheet, presentation, and calendar applications that are comparable and compatible with Microsoft Office. The cost savings come from not only the software cost (Google Apps is FREE to small organizations), but also from fewer compatibility issues with your work computers. Since those of us with limited budgets only purchase computers when one dies, we often work with old operating systems and slow processor speed. Since Google Apps processing largely takes place on Google servers, everyone can share the same software and files whether they are using the old donated laptop, the latest Vista-driven machine, or their computer at home.

Government, non-profits, and business in Hickman County are always looking for ways to do more at less cost and this is a great opportunity to investigate.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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