The Best Way To Begin Learning About The Differences Between Cloud And Hosted Software Is At The Beginning

There are no shortages of good reasons why you may be hearing more about “the cloud” lately. The fundamental benefits of a serverless platform produce very real advantages. Having said that, understanding the differences between cloud-based software and apps compared to their traditional hosted counterparts is a knowledge well arts administrators need to dig.

To that end, I published an article at ArtsHacker that provides an excellent resource for you to use to begin that task.

Understanding The Difference Between Cloud Based and Hosted Software And Apps

Some of the areas where cloud-based platforms can produce tangible results for ticket based performing arts based organizations include the ability to design something like a CRM that can store considerably more information with lower legacy costs than a traditional hosted version.

And that’s just the beginning. Entire ticketing websites can be built on cloud based platforms (the fundamental code used to build “things”) and associated software apps (the subsequent “things” built using aforementioned platforms).

About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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