Ever since the beginning of this company, we have benefited from the nearly exclusive use of cloud-based software. Things such as Google Suite and our cloud-based task manager Asana, have been immensely important to us. When COVID-19 arrived moving to remote workplaces was a non-issue for us while other companies struggled to conform to their new reality.
We estimate over 90% of the programs we use for work are cloud-based. We have a server that’s about 10 years old, but it hasn’t even been plugged in for at least four years. (We just can’t bear to part with it yet). We have no need for the server though or even an IT department. Everything is in the cloud!
If you’re just starting a new business Erik recommends making everything cloud-based. It will make things easier in the long run. Two well-known suites of office products are Google Suite for email, documents, spreadsheets, calendar, storage and more. Office 365 is another one, and it offers similar features.
Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.
Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is the also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.