These are the best cloud hosting services in 2021 … and other small business tech news

Here are five tech events that happened in the past week and how they’re affecting your business. Did you miss them?

1 —These are the best cloud hosting services in 2021, according to Tech Radar.

The editors of the tech website Tech Radar recently reviewed and ranked their take on the best cloud hosting services for small businesses. According to the review, Hostinger was ranked as the best cloud web hosting provider, HostGator the best for website hosting only, Cloudways was ranked best for ease of use and power, Bluehost described as a “Outstanding” cloud web hosting provider, and Dreamhost was rated for its cloud object storage and cloud server hosting. To see the full reviews, visit find out more here. (Source: Technical radar)

Why this is important for your business:

Please don’t tell me you always have a server in your office with your main databases and applications. I’m pretty sure no matter how good your IT support team is, it still won’t be as good – or your data as secure – as if you had to move everything to a reliable cloud hosting service. This is what my smartest clients do.

2 – Trello work management platform introduces code-free automation features.

The Trello list builder app recently announced that its Premium users will now have unlimited access to the platform’s controls and automation features. Some of the automation features include the ability to prepopulate the most frequently used automation commands like sorting lists by date etc. Shareable automation controls, one of the new features, also allows users to share automation controls with additional cards. Additionally, Instant Reports will allow users to schedule and email reports automatically. (Source: Venture Beat)

Why this is important for your business:

Trello is a great productivity tool for teams who want to share project management tasks and responsibilities. The app joins other popular apps by adding “no code” functionality for workflow and automation. If you are a Trello user, you should request a demo.

3 – According to a study, most employee monitoring tools are unnecessarily invasive.

A recent study from StandoutCV, a resume help site, revealed new findings focused on popular employee monitoring tools. The study found that 75% of the tools studied have the ability to record employee monitors and screens, as well as track the websites and apps they use. 59% of tools have the ability to follow mouse and keyboard movements. The study also found that almost 50% of tools can be deployed to company-owned devices without the knowledge of employees. (Source: Fast Company)

Why this is important for your business:

Why are you wasting your time “monitoring” your employees anyway? Can’t we trust them? They are your employees! You hired them! I’m not a fan of these tools unless you really think you have a problem, and if you’re doing it it’s probably just with one or two people and if so you already know who they are.

4 – Pry Financials raises $ 4.2 million to make startup accounting more accessible.

Pry Financials recently announced that it had raised $ 4.2 million. Pry, which launched in March of this year, has more than 200 customers and said it has seen 35% month-over-month growth. With the additional funding, Pry plans to develop more sophisticated predictive functionality and incorporate industry standards into its models. (Source: Tech Crunch)

Why this is important for your business:

Another entry into crowded cloud-based accounting apps and we’re just getting started. Pry aims to make startup finances less intimidating, not just for those in charge of accounting, but for entire teams.

5 — GoDaddy has launched a web design service for small businesses.

GoDaddy recently announced the launch of a new service to help small businesses design websites. With the deployment of Website Design Service (WDS), the company is expanding its offering to include more digital services aimed at small businesses, within their budgets and level of expertise. In a few weeks, GoDaddy’s new service will deliver modern, professionally designed WordPress websites for small businesses. (Source: Daily News Egypt)

Why this is important for your business:

If your website is simple, it’s a no-brainer. The company offers many easy-to-use templates and tools to get your site up and running quickly. Of course, if you have more complex needs, you will still have to fork out for an experienced developer.