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Business Cloud Compatibility: If you are reading this blog post then you most likely already have everything you need to run the Business Cloud and compatibility is no issue for you. The great majority of internet enabled computers will be able to gain access to the Business Cloud. Even better, there are now many other devices that can connect you to the Business Cloud too.
Minimum System Requirements: A Business Cloud computer should have at least 512 MB RAM. The hard drive size is not important because you can backup your data in the Business Cloud instead! You will need a video card and monitor with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution at a minimum of 256 colours and an internet connection with a minimum 512kb bandwidth.
Synchronisation – Built In: Our Business Cloud is a web-application – also known as Software as a Service (SaaS). This means you do not have to worry about synchronisation of data between the different computers and other web-enabled devices you may use.
Personal Computer, Mobile or Web-Enabled Devices: Any new or old PC or Apple Mac in desktop or laptop format will be compatible through your favourite web browser. Web-enabled mobile phones from manufacturers like Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens or Apple are compatible. Many more web-enabled devices with an internet browser (such as tablet PCs) will also be compatible.
Works With Any Current Operating System: The same can be said for operating systems (OS). Almost everything still in circulation works for us, but remember that keeping your OS up-to-date is good for your security and functionality. See list below:
Apple Mac OS X Version 10.4 to 10.8
Microsoft Windows 8,7, Vista and XP
Linux Versions from Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and others
Works With Any Internet Browser: Internet browsers are generally all supported. We develop our software using the fastest current browsers available for Windows and Mac OS X. This includes Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer. Keeping your internet browser up-to-date is a must for your own security.
Works With Your Favorite Boxed Applications: The Business Cloud is compatible with a number of your favourite boxed applications too such as Microsoft Office, iWork, iLife and free software like OpenOffice. You can back-up all your data from these applications into the online file store within the Business Cloud. Accounting data from other software packages like Sage, Quickbooks, Iris, MYOB, Mamut and others can be imported via .CSV files. If you should you need any assistance we are happy to help.
Works With Your Favorite Online Applications: Online applications like email services from Google, Yahoo!, Hotmail, MSN, AOL and others can easily be accessed from inside your Business Cloud too. Any web-hosting and domain name services you have elsewhere can be transferred without any problem – just let us know and we do the rest. Online applications like PayPal, Skype, Google Checkout and many others are built into your Business Cloud as standard because they are the safe and easy way to get paid by customers from around the world.
If you would like to find out more about compatibility and whether your devices are compatible with the Business Cloud contact us today.