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SWFL Small Business Resource Network Hosts "Best Use of Cloud Computing" at Monthly Event

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) will host a networking and information session on cloud computing, Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport near Gulf Coast Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers, sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University's Small Business Development Center.

Cloud computing is the new buzz word in the information technology world and refers to the process of delivering applications over the internet through various technologies. There are a number of legal, economic, and technological issues to consider when using cloud services. Advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and what business owners should know to protect their company data will be discussed.

Darius Joseph of Microware, Inc. will be the presenter for the session. Joseph is an IT consultant who focuses on technology solutions for small to medium size businesses.

The evening begins with the Resource Network's monthly "Network After Five" social event where members and guests network and exchange ideas for growing their business.

SBRN members' cost for the event is $15 per person, which includes hors d'oeuvres. Guests and unaffiliated small business owners pay $20 per person.

Space is limited and RSVP required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The Small Business Resource Network is a statewide organization that provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. For more information on the resource network, visit

For more information, to register for the event, or to get directions, contact Lorna Kibbey, coordinator for the Small Business Development Center at (239) 745-3700.

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