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

FORT MYERS, FL - The Southwest Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) hosts a networking and information session on Cloud Computing 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Holiday Inn, Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. SBRN, a statewide organization, is sponsored locally 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 monthly "Network After Five" social event where members and guests exchange ideas for growing their business.

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

Space is limited and RSVP is required. To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) provides a reliable connection between seasoned professionals who service the small business arena and the small business owner. In addition to offering consulting services, the organization conducts monthly meetings that provide topics of interest to its members. 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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