May 2017
Cloud Computing Wins Preakness!

Welcome to the May Cirrostratus Group Newsletter.

Cloud Computing has certainly entered the mainstream when horse owners name their racehorse "Cloud Computing".

I do a lot of work in the area of eCommerce so I was interested to read the new Gartner report on Ecommerce providers. You can get a copy of the report at this link.

I continue to be interested in Chatbots as business application tools and have included an interesting update.

I'm always interested in hearing about your plans for developing and offering cloud applications.

Paul Ressler
The Cirrostratus Group  

Cloud Computing wins the Preakness Stakes   

When I first heard the above headlines I thought there was some sort of big data approach to horse racing that had been applied by the owners of the winner of the Preakness Stakes. Instead there was a far simpler and more fun explanation. The headlines were intriguing but I wanted to find out how they came up with this name so I looked up the details about the horse. The story about the horse's name is that the two hedge fund managers who owned "Cloud Computing" usually name their horses after finance related terms according to this article.


Business use of Chatbots

I'm very interested in how consumer related technologies like chatbots can apply to business applications. I found this article on chatbots in the insurance industry interesting because it talks about a chatbot application, a digital assistant, that is used internally as opposed to communicating with customers. I would expect that we'll see more applications like this especially in businesses where it is challenging to totally foresee and automate all the transactions.

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