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THINKstrategies 2015 Prediction: The IoT, Big Data and Cloud Come Together – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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12th December

THINKstrategies believes the only way organizations will be able to reap a worthwhile return on investment (ROI) from their Internet of Things (IoT) deployments and gain the additional insights from Big Data will be by leveraging more Cloud services. So any IT or business decision-maker who continues to resist the idea of employing cloud services to offset the costs and complexities of in-house data centers will stand in the way of fully capitalizing on today’s IoT opportunities. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives re: the business implications of these trends in E-Commerce Times.



How to Select the Right Provider to Optimize Application Performance – A Whitepaper Published on Behalf of PTC

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12th December

Businesses of all sizes across nearly every industry are racing to adopt new strategies and solutions to achieve corporate objectives in the face of unprecedented market and competitive pressures.

In this context, moving business applications and processes to the cloud has become an increasingly common approach to lower costs and address changing business requirements.

Although there are numerous cloud services providers available, many organizations struggle to select the right partner and to procure, deploy, and administer the right cloud services to meet their application management needs.

To improve their chances of success, THINKstrategies has seen many business and IT decision-makers gravitate toward cloud services organizations that can provide not only the infrastructure functionality they need, but also a full lifecycle of application management services.

This more integrated approach to cloud services can enable organizations to achieve greater application reliability, security, and performance to satisfy … Read More »


Leveraging a Carrier-Grade Billing Platform to Maximize Service Revenues in the New Digital & Subscription Economies

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10th December

Businesses in nearly every industry are facing unprecedented challenges as their customer preferences shift from an explicit set of product offerings to an infinite array of ‘on-demand’ services, ‘always open’ store fronts, and ‘accessible anywhere’ delivery channels. This phenomenon is forcing a growing number of enterprises to transform their business design while expanding beyond their current reach and expertise.

Corporate decision makers such as CIOs, CFOs, CTOs and CFOs are faced with a disruptive new generation of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Cloud solutions to enable their new business design to support these new service types and shift in consumer expectations.

The most obvious examples of this shift is in the connected industries where goods are no longer viewed as simply boxed products purchased as a onetime sale, but rather a personalized service that can be acquired on a subscription … Read More »


Moving IT Solutions Providers to the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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8th December

One of the key factors determining the future growth of the cloud computing marketplace is the pace in which IT solutions companies — ranging from value-added resellers (VARs) to systems integrators (SIs) and managed service providers (MSPs) — transform their businesses to better support their customers’ cloud migration processes. Despite the promises that adopting cloud service alternatives is significantly easier than deploying traditional, on-premises hardware and software of the past, the truth is that the migration process is still complicated and fraught with pitfalls. Read THINKstrategies’ perspective in Sandhill.com about how IT solutions providers can help their customers migrate to the Cloud by moving their own businesses to the Cloud also.



Capitalize on THINKstrategies’ Consulting, Education & Promotional Services to Achieve Your 2015 Objectives

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8th December

The holiday season is also the time when many organizations are doing their planning for the new year, and a good time to take advantage of THINKstrategies’ services to ensure you’re setting the right business objectives for 2015 and able to attain those goals.

THINKstrategies has been at the forefront of the transformation of the software and technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven go-to-market model. I’ve been a tireless advocate of the Cloud movement since its inception, and THINKstrategies is now helping many companies understand the business implications of the rapidly evolving ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) marketplace.

Whether it is providing industry perspectives, offering trusted advisory services, showcasing success stories via the Cloud Computing Showplace, and promoting industry best practices at the Cloud Innovators Summits, THINKstrategies is committed to helping our clients succeed in today’s changing business environment.

In the past year, fifty (50) … Read More »



Final Speakers Added to Cloud Channel Summit Agenda, Register Now to Attend

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24th November

The agenda for the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego has been filled with five additional industry executives. Only two days remain to obtain a complimentary pass to the executive forum, so register now!

Thirty-eight (38) industry executives have now agreed to present their perspectives at the Summit regarding how to build successful partnerships in the Cloud marketplace, including new opportunities in Big Data and the ‘Internet of Things’. The latest speakers to join the roster of senior executives presenting their views about new channel opportunities in the Cloud are:

Ed Bottini, Director, Cloud Services Channel Sales, IBM SoftLayerVijay Kannan, Director, Enterprise Product Marketing, Aeris CommunicationsChris Penner, SVP WW Channel Sales, BoxMike Utsal, VP Channel Accounts, ISV & SI, Dimension DataLemuel Williams, Channel Development Manager North America, Gemalto

Click here to see all the confirmed speakers coming … Read More »



Building an IoT Marketplace in the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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24th November

The rapid emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created a proliferation of players and mindboggling assortment of deployment challenges. Although the piece-parts for assembling exciting IoT solutions have never been more economically feasible, fitting the right pieces together cost-effectively seems to be getting harder because there are so many of them.

A new generation of cloud-based marketplaces is seeking to overcome this obstacle. One example is Neo, which was recently launched by Aeris Communications Inc. to make it easier to obtain IoT solutions and the network connectivity necessary to deploy IoT services.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views about the channel implications of these new IoT marketplaces in Sandhill.com. You can also learn more about the IoT marketplaces by attending THINKstrategies’ fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit in San Diego on Wednesday, December 3. Click here to register as our guest for the … Read More »



Moving to the Cloud Still Ain’t Easy – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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21st November

Although demand for Cloud services continues to grow at unprecedented rates, there are still plenty of pitfalls to successfully migrating current or new workloads to the Cloud, according to a recent survey conducted by THINKstrategies in conjunction with INetU. Click here to read our perspectives about the IT implications of our survey findings in Datamation. You can also check out the infographic at http://info.inetu.net/IG-TheAdventuresofMovingtotheCloud.html.



Be Our Guest at the Cloud Channel Summit & NexGen Cloud Conference in San Diego

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20th November

The sponsors and partners of the Cloud Channel Summit are offering a limited number of complimentary guest passes to the fourth annual executive forum focused on helping companies build successful partnerships in the Cloud on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego. Seats are limited and only available online until next Wednesday November 26, so click here to register now!

In addition, people who have registered to attend the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo can obtain a guest pass to participate in the Cloud Channel Summit by using promo code NexGen when they register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-cloud-channel-summit-tickets-11983600271.

THINKstrategies, the Cloud Showplace and The Channel Company are very pleased to be joining together to host the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo and the Cloud Channel Summit at the San Diego Convention Center, December 3-5.

Attendees of the Cloud Channel Summit can obtain a complimentary Conference & Expo Pass (a $149 value) by using promo … Read More »



Global Capacity Latest Sponsor of the Cloud Channel Summit, More Speakers Added

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18th November

Global Capacity is the latest company to become a sponsor of the the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego.

In addition, over 30 industry executives have agreed to present their perspectives regarding how to build successful partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. The latest to join the roster of speakers include senior channel executives from FICO, SAP and Samsung.

The Summit is only two weeks away and seating is limited at the event, so register now to save your spot and use promo code CCS14 to save $100! Click here to see who’s already registered to attend the executive forum.

The Cloud Channel Summit will provide an intimate environment for industry executives to share their perspectives and best practices for building profitable partnerships in the Cloud marketplace. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times re: the importance of a strong channel … Read More »






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