[Guest post] Take Advantage Of Free Hosted Web Apps

We’ve all heard that enterprise is moving to the cloud, but how can small businesses enjoy the same benefits of scale driven by the rapidly decreasing cost of distributed computing services? The answer lies in the provisioning of many different kinds of free or low cost hosted apps that currently proliferate in the market.

The last few years has seen an explosion in the variety of hosted services available in the consumer market and the quality and depth just keeps getting better. Take Shopify for example, a nifty web commerce platform that requires little in the way of technical skills. Shopify allows domain customisation, so you can set up a branded Internet sales presence within minutes. Need an email and document sharing solution? Google Apps has everything you need for free. Tired of your boring old web profile? Check out Zerply, the cool, new kid on the block with a design focus.

The good news is that you don’t need to be a corporate player to access these services and enjoy the productivity benefits on offer. Why pay thousands of dollars to build a sales site, when you can test the market with a free online shop? Forget about the hassle of purchasing and maintaining an email and collaboration solution, Google already offers a secure and seamless package. Need a web profile or blog under your chosen domain name? Take your pick from a range of free offerings such as user-friendly Tumblr, a mini-blogging service with gorgeous looking themes.

iWantMyName is a next generation domain registrar that makes it super easy to configure DNS settings and implement free hosted services under your domain. The iWantMyName app marketplace has dozens of handy apps that can be set up with a single click within an easy to navigate dashboard. Even customers of other registrars can take advantage of the hosted DNS management service without having to move their domains. At a time when many domain owners are struggling with clunky interfaces and questionable practices of incumbent registrars, iWantMyName seems like a breath of fresh air in an industry crying out for innovation.

App marketplace link:  http://iwantmyname.com/services

Hosted DNS management service article link: http://iwantmyname.com/blog/2011/08/int … mains.html


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