There are new types of services out there that are sweeping the Internet like wildfire. There are bunch of them now, multiplying in number everyday. The point of these applications is to automate the performing of a task in one cloud app when something happens in another cloud app.
The application above is called Flow and it comes with Office 365. As you would expect from Microsoft Flow is very business oriented. It focuses on taking information to or from Microsoft’s applications and letting them do something in a non-Microsoft application. It also works the other way around. There are hundreds of template like these, maybe thousands and you have the option of custom creating your own too.
I can’t squeeze all of the top level categories in for you but here are few. Under these will be tens of different prescriptions for connecting to other cloud apps and causing them to do something with the information you want to send to them.
Another business version of this is called Zapier. Zapier is most often used by developers. They can now build these ZAPS into applications. Many applications are supported but some require a paid premium account to access. Quickbooks Online is one such app. Here’s an example:
Now our homes are getting computerized too so of course there’s a similar solution for home, called If This Then That or IFTTT. At IFTTT they call them recipes.
So as you see there are ways to make your cloud applications do things that you probably never imagined. So go ahead and dream We might just be able to make it happen for you.
– Amy. President, Harbor Computer Services
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About Harbor Computer Services
Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business