TECHNOLOGY POTENTIAL: Daniel Boissevain and Cloud services specialist Paul Fritsch at the Brothers Sports Club.
TECHNOLOGY POTENTIAL: Daniel Boissevain and Cloud services specialist Paul Fritsch at the Brothers Sports Club. Max Fleet BUNTEL

Businesses gather to discuss cloud

THE doors of the Brothers Sports Club were yet to open and the lights remained dim, but upstairs a group of inquisitive Bundaberg business people were already gathered learning about technology potential for their business.

Presenter Cloud services specialist Paul Fritsch spoke about running business ITCs on virtual servers in "the cloud".

Terms like the cloud and Office 365 may have been foreign to the business people before they attended the information session.

But Ken's Kepnock Butchery owner Ken Barritt said he attended the event out of interest more than anything.

It was clear it had given insight to many in attendance.

"I always like to hear what's going on, you never know what technologies might improve your business," he said.

"I didn't think it would have anything to do with us but now I'd like to know more about it.

"We'll still need to sell meat across the counter though," he laughed.

Mr Fritsch said this was a common thought of business people.

"Two years ago it was all IT guys and nerds," he said.

"But there's very few people who couldn't use it."

Insite SJC owner and director David Newby spoke at the event and said making the move to Office 365 was probably the single biggest change his business had made.

Mr Newby said the technology allowed connection between his staff, some of whom were based at Mt Isa, Chinchilla and Dalby.

"We've been able to do that with the cloud," he said.

For more information about cloud, go to http://www.cloud.telstra.com.



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