THINKstrategies is a strategic consulting company, founded in 2001, to help clients capitalize on the movement of the technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven business model.
THINKstrategies’ Managing Director, Jeff Kaplan, has been a pioneer in recognizing the unprecedented business opportunities created by these trends and a ‘thought-leader’ in evangelizing the tangible business benefits of today’s technological innovations and new models for success.
Kaplan has been ranked among the ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries for 2016, Top 50 Cloud Bloggers of 2015 by the Channel Company and CRN, #16 on the Top 100 Individuals and Brands in the Internet of Things Landscape 2015 by Onalytica, #20 among the top 100 Cloud experts on Twitter in the Huffington Post, and #23 on the VAR Guy’s 2015 Top 50 Channel Influencers.
THINKstrategies is the only consulting firm dedicated to helping enterprises make better sourcing decisions, IT solution providers make better marketing decisions, and venture investors make better investment decisions to capitalize on the unprecedented business benefits of today’s on-demand services, including Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Managed Services and the Internet of Things (IoT).
In 2006, THINKstrategies founded the Cloud Computing Showplace which became the largest vendor-independent online directory of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) companies and industry best practice resources.
And in 2011, THINKstrategies launched the Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series which examined the latest Cloud market opportunities and business challenges, and showcased new industry innovations and compelling customer success stories.
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THINKstrategies believes the migration of the technology industry from products to services creates exciting new opportunities and poses new challenges which requires IT/business decision-makers within organizations to re-THINK their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers re-THINK their go-to-market strategies, and technology investors re-THINK their portfolio strategies.
THINKstrategies is unlike traditional market research and consulting firms that require clients to subscribe to their syndicated research programs or initiate large-scale consulting engagements. Instead, we offer trusted advisory services that are designed to help clients achieve their specific business objectives more quickly and cost-effectively.
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Consulting, education and promotion. We serve as a ‘trusted advisor’ to help clients formulate and fine-tune their strategies and execute those strategies to achieve their corporate objectives.
We help our clients identify new market opportunities, develop and deliver their solutions, expand their business relationships and promote their unique capabilities.
We conduct client research, publish primers and whitepapers, produce profiles and success stories, and present our views via webinars, podcasts, conferences and client blogs. You can learn more about our services here.
We have also hosted the Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series to address specific issues facing Cloud providers, users and investors. These forums have included the Connected Cloud Summit, Cloud Channel Summit and Cloud Analytics Summit.
And, we have also helped promote the strategies, solutions and success stories of our clients via our blog, e-newsletter – which was distributed to over 15,000 IT and business decision-makers, solution providers, press and investors – and over 8200 people who followed THINKstrategies via Twitter.
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In addition to our strategic consulting services and the Cloud Computing Showplace, THINKstrategies also administered three ongoing industry awards programs to promote the measurable business benefits of today’s on-demand services — Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS), Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) and Connected Cloud Internet of Things (CCIoT) Awards.
We have also been committed to supporting important community fundraising campaigns. Click here to read about our participation in the Pan Mass Challenge fundraising ride which supports the Jimmy Fund and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and promote cancer prevention. We have also participated in the Brain Tumor Ride and Tour de Greenbelt Ride.
“Jeff always has concrete ideas and suggests action items which give great direction that help navigate the waters of today’s changing marketplace.” Jana Eggers, SVP, Products and Marketing, Blackbaud.
“Jeff’s insight and vision into the marketplace are truly distinguishable in a field where many are seeking expertise. He has made the right calls on SaaS momentum and adoption in various industries and functional areas. As a vendor or end-user I would not hesitate to seek Jeff’s advice and services.” Fred Landis, Callidus Software.
“THINKstrategies’ Showplace directory hit the market at a critical juncture.” Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource.
“I want to compliment THINKstrategies’ SaaS Primer for CIOs. This was the best write up of the benefits of SaaS I have read yet. It was in laymen terms backed by industry respected analysts with relevant data points. Well done!” Doug McGregor, CEO, WebEquity Solutions.
“Jeff Kaplan is a terrific speaker who is continuously one of the highest rated presenters at SoftLetter’s SaaS University sessions because of his extensive knowledge and unique insight about the rapidly evolving marketplace which he conveys in an entertaining fashion.” Rick Chapman, Publisher, SoftLetter.
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THINK IT Services Blog examines the business implications of the latest developments in the technology services market ranging from Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to Managed Services and other forms of 'On-Demand' services.