What You Need To Know If You Are Running a Cloud Computing SME

SME Development Program

Running your Cloud Computing SME takes a lot of important decisions and planning.

Here are a few essential components you need in place to run your successful Cloud Computing SME. 

  • Decide on the type of services you want to sell as a Cloud Computing Service Provider. Below we discuss three of the most widespread Cloud Computing Services:


    • Platform as a Service

Involves offering a platform where clients can develop, manage and run applications without the complexity of creating and maintaining the infrastructure needed for the application. 


    • Infrastructure as a service

A service you offer your clients to rent operating systems, network capacity, storage or hardware from you. This outsources their risk of failing hardware or issues where they do not have enough storage space. 


    • Software as a service

Offering software to your clients on a rental basis instead of them having to purchase the software. SaaS is very beneficial to businesses, instead of buying expensive software which stays the same over the years. Renting software ensures the software is up to date and can change when there are developments in the industry. 


Once you have your service offering down, you need to look at a few more things to successfully run your Cloud Computing SME


  • Find for a Mentor

Finding someone who has experience in the industry and who is willing to share their knowledge with you and can push you forward. Not only can they advise and guide you taking from what they have already experienced, but they can also introduce you to networks that you as an SME would not typically have access to. 


The Transformation Legacy is hosting a 12-month development programme for black-owned Cloud Computing SME’s. If you are looking for guidance and support, contact us before the end of October 2019 to find out more about our development programme.


The Transformation Legacy can partner you with an experienced mentor through the  Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme geared towards black-owned SME’s in the Cloud Computing industry operating in Gauteng.  


Should you meet the criteria, click on the link below to apply: