This session will review how new technologies are complementing existing hosting offerings to overcome current constraints in a more reliable and cost effective manner.
This session, facilitated by Bob Babcock and Keith Miscione, will present today's hosting options for QuickBooks, including benefits and drawbacks, and compare them to Emerging Technologies. We will discuss how these new technologies can complement existing offerings and overcome current constraints in a more reliable and cost effective manner.
Joe Woodard, the host of Scaling New Heights, recently wrote, "In my opinion hosting is Intuit's strongest and most immediate response to the cloud movement...Intuit's plans to leverage hosting technology require no projection - and the ability to see their direction with hosting requires no significant insight. It is happening even as I write this article – with over 20 members of the Intuit Commercial Hosting program in place...So, the question is not if Intuit will leverage hosting technology. The question is how they will do so, and it seems the partnership approach is the direction Intuit is taking..."
One of Intuit's largest Authorized hosting partners is Uni-Data & Communications, Inc.; Bob Babcock leads Uni-Data & Communications' Cloud Computing division, having spearheaded entry into the space. Uni-Data provides hosted work environments addressing issues of security, scalablity and business continuity. He secured one of Intuit's first Authorized Commercial Host designations for QuickBooks software and quickly added-on and an array of 3rd party solutions to Uni-Data's Cloud offering.
Keith Miscione is the Senior Sales Engineer supporting Hosting Services at Uni-Data & Communications. He has over 30 years experience in Software Development, Sales and Integration including 10 years at Intuit as the lead Sales Engineer supporting the Indirect Sales group.