Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth approaches cloud, or SaaS, applications from the business—not the techie—side. Much differentiates this book from others on the topic. Most importantly, like all PlanningShop books, it is written in clear, compelling language with real-world advice and insight.This book helps growing businesses save money, significantly improve and simplify their business operations, and make informed choices on business applications. It covers everything from how to choose cloud applications and calculate potential return-on-investment, how to ensure security and privacy, how to train teams, how to take advantage of analytics, and much, much more. Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth cuts through the haze around the cloud, providing step-by-step guidance on creating a cloud, or SaaS, strategy and choosing cloud appplications.