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Welcome
Cloud Innovators Summits Update
Latest Writings & Perspectives
BoSS/CCBV Award Winners
Upcoming Industry Events
Cloud Showplace Sponsorship Opportunities
About THINKstrategies
Stay Informed
Join Our Mailing List
Commentaries

 

E-Commerce Times: Counting the Cloud's Blessings, 02/10/12 

 

IT Services Blog: Cloud Services Outperform Traditional Outsourcing, 02/09/12 

 

Datamation: Peer Networking Key in Cloud Computing, 02/07/12 

 

IT Services: Outsourcing Failures Drive More People to the Cloud, 01/20/12 

 

APMdigest: Three Tiers of Analytic Possibilities in the Cloud, 01/14/12 

 

E-Commerce Times: Building Synergistic Alliances in the Clouds, 01/13/12  

 

Internet Evolution: Google Goal for 2012: Changing You, 01/09/12 

 

Datamation: Forecasting Lots of Clouds in 2012, 12/27/11     

 

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Welcome to Our February Update

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Welcome to the February THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace Update.

 

The new year has gotten off to a fast start with the launch of our expanded series of executive forums focused on some of the most important issues and exciting opportunities in the Cloud Computing marketplace -- Analytics, Management and Channel Relationships.

 

The positive response to our 2011 Coud Channel Summit last November inspired us to not only repeat the Cloud Channel Summit this year, but also launch two new forums in 2012 -- the Cloud Analytics Summit April 25, and Cloud Management Summit on June 19. 

 

We're calling the conference series, the Cloud Innovators Summits, because we want to showcase companies who are using today's rapidly evolving Cloud solutions to innovate and gain a competitive advantage in their particular industries. We've even created a new blog to talk about the speakers, sponsors and partners participating in the Summit and let them present their views about the business implications of today's Cloud trends, called the Cloud Innovators Blog.

 

You'll find more information about the Summits and blog below. And, you can contact me if you'd like to learn how you can get involved in these events.

 

While organizing conferences takes considerable time, THINKstrategies' consulting services continue to be the core of my business. As a result, I am working with a growing number of:
  • Enterprises seeking to leverage Cloud solutions to support their day-to-day operations and achieve their corporate objectives;
  • Cloud solution providers and their channel partners seeking to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace; and
  • Investors looking for exciting Cloud companies seeking funding to attain their business objectives.

The Cloud Computing Showplace is also continuing to grow, now boasting more 1900 company listings across over 90 application, industry, service and enabing technology categories, making it the largest online directory and best practice resource center in the Cloud industry.

 

And, this newsletter is now distributed to over 14,600 subscribers, including IT and business decision-makers in large-scale enterprises as well as small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs), business executives from a wide array of established and emerging Cloud vendors and other solution providers, investors, press and even other industry analysts.

 

I want to thank my clients, subscribers and especially the Showplace sponsors who have supported my work over the past decade.

 

The latest sponsor of the Showplace is Skire, a leading provider of Cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate.

 

You can find other recent sponsors listed in the left column and all the sponsors displayed on the Showplace homepage

 

As always, I welcome your ideas and suggestions regarding how we can improve the Showplace. Contact me if you'd like to learn more about how you can take advantage of my consulting services, Showplace opportunities and upcoming Cloud Innovators Summit conferences.

 

Jeff Kaplan

Managing Director

THINKstrategies, Inc.

Cloud Computing Showplace 

Twitter:@thinkstrategies

Cloud Innovators Summits Provide Forums to Discuss Cloud Analytics, Management and Channel RelationshipsCloud Blog 

 

The goal of our 2012 Cloud Innovators Summit conference series is to provide a forum for executives from mid-size and large-scale enterprises, as well as leading Cloud solution providers, to examine key issues and opportunities surrounding the rapidly evolving Cloud market.

  

The Summits are all going to follow the successful model established by last November's Cloud Channel Summit. They will be one-day events that encourage peer-to-peer information sharing, led by some of the most innovative thinkers and business leaders in the industry. If you didn't attend last year's Summit, you can see highlights, speaker interviews, videotapes of the sessions, or read my recap of the event on Sandhill.com

 

Here's a quick list of some of the speakers we've secured so far: 

 

Cloud Analytics Summit, April 25

  • Ju-kay Kwek, Product Management Lead for Google's Cloud Big Data Initiative
  • Jane Griffin, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk

Cloud Management Summit, June 19

  • Michael Crandell, CEO, RightScale

Cloud Channel Summit, November 5

  • Stacey Nethercoat, VP, Software Product Marketing, Tech Data

 

All the Summits will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

 

We've also launched a new Cloud Innovators Blog to give our speakers, sponsors and partners an ongoing venue to trade ideas and insights. You can also get our latest updates via Twitter @CloudSummits.

 

Please contact me if you are interested in speaking and sponsorship opportunities at these events.

Latest Writings & Perspectives About the Cloud

 

In between the conference preparations, consulting engagements and various speaking gigs, I've had the opportunity to contribute THINKstrategies' perspective to a widening array of online publications. Here are my latest commentaries:

 

E-Commerce Times: Counting the Cloud's Blessings, 02/10/12 

  

IT Services Blog: Cloud Services Outperform Traditional Outsourcing, 02/09/12 

 

Datamation: Peer Networking Key in Cloud Computing, 02/07/12 

 

IT Services: Outsourcing Failures Drive More People to the Cloud, 01/20/12 

 

APMdigest: Three Tiers of Analytic Possibilities in the Cloud, 01/14/12 

 

E-Commerce Times: Building Synergistic Alliances in the Clouds, 01/13/12  

 

Internet Evolution: Google Goal for 2012: Changing You, 01/09/12 

 

Contact me if you'd like to learn how your organization can leverage my perspective to achieve your business objectives.

Latest Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) and Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Award Winners

 

THINKstrategies and the Cloud Showplace continue to recognize SaaS, PaaS and IaaS providers that are delivering measurable business benefits to their customers through our Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) and Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Award programs.

 

Congratulations to Appnomic Systems our the most recent award winners.

 

Click here to read more about the Cloud Showplace Award programs, other winners, and the rules for applying and winning a BoSS or CCBV Award. 

Upcoming Events 


In addition to our upcoming Cloud Innovators Summits, we are supporting the following Cloud events:

 

 

In addition, I'll be speaking at the following events,

 

 

Click here to view the recent panel session I moderated at the Parallels Summit regarding the changing competitive landscape in the Cloud marketplace.

 

Contact us if you'd like to learn how your organization can include our perspective and gain our promotional support for your upcoming event.

Showplace Sponsorship Opportunities 

Welcome to Skire -- a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate worldwide -- which is the latest sponsor of the Cloud Showplace!

The Cloud Computing Showplace is the largest online directory and best practices resource center in the industry with approximately 1900 companies divided by application, serice and industry across over 90 SaaS, PaaS and IaaS categories.

Click here to learn how you can gain greater visibility via the Cloud Computing Showplace.

Or, contact us if you'd like to discuss specific ways we can help you achieve your marketing objectives in 2011.
About THINKstrategies

THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only independent, strategic consulting services company focused entirely on helping its clients capitalize on the business implications of the rapidly evolving Cloud Computing marketplace.

THINKstrategies helps clients develop, deploy and promote their Cloud strategies and solutions. We provide strategic consulting, educational and marketing services aimed at helping our clients better understand and position themselves in the Cloud Computing landscape.

Contact us if you'd like to learn more about how your organization can leverage THINKstrategies' unique services and the Cloud Computing Showplace.

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