The Savvi-est Entrepreneur Contest

By on February 28, 2013

It went from floppy, to hard, and in a flash it was gone– into the cloud. The way we store data has completely revolutionized the way we do business. As innovators we need to not only know what is most effective for our business model– but we need to know what is going to be most effective  for our business needs. And every entrepreneur has a lot of those.

Most have yet to realize that while the idea of “the cloud” sounds nebulous, it’s benefits are very real. For starters, you can host just about anything on it. That’s right, even your tele and web services on it– for the fraction of the cost. In terms of storage it’s your virtual suitcase– just infinitely bigger. It doesn’t matter whether you’re Bill Gates or Joe Blow, extra cash in our pockets is a good thing. This article sheds some light on just some of the  cloud’s top uses.

For those of you that have already leveraged a cloud system to benefit your business, The Oxford Center and Savvis Direct want to know how it worked out. Tell us your story in the comment box below. The savviest entrepreneur gets the prize. And by prize we mean a smart new stereo from Jambox.

Winner will be announced March 15th.







  1. Joanna Morrison

    March 4, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    At IntelliMedix, our present and our future is in the cloud. We are in the business of next generation sequencing and accelerated drug discovery. What does this mean? We can take a patient’s blood sample and sequence it at our lab. We take those results and analyze them in the cloud. One day, the goal is to have the results become directly available to physicians for diagnostic purposes. So we have this information in the cloud that tells us what a person’s genes look like and shows us any genetic mutations. We can use those mutations as targets for our drug screen which also takes place, you guessed it, in the cloud. We licensed algorithms from Georgia Tech that allow us to screen 20 million known compounds against a target (i.e., a mutated gene) to identify potential treatments to correct the illness caused by that mutation. Without the power of the cloud, we wouldn’t be in business.

    • Vivian Rodriguez

      March 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      As controversial as the topic of security has been with cloud data management, it is inspiring to hear that sensitive intel companies and entrepreneurs such as yourself are adopting the platform to aid their business processes. Ultimately, stories like yours help to discredit the security scare people often feel when moving to a virtual service. Which we’re seeing a lot of these days. From the cloud to virtual offices, more and more services are going to go virt these days. Furthermore, we are seeing an increase in the amount of security companies whose sole purpose is to monitor and protect this information for users. This is particularly important when dealing with licensing or private information of any kind. This model should serve to inspire our innovators and encourage them to try it out. Thank you for sharing!

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