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Secure IoT Data Transfer Essential to Business Success – A Guest Commentary in the Ipswitch Blog

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11th February

The primary purpose of pursuing an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is to gain greater insight into how your products and services are being utilized. In capturing IoT data, this allows you to better serve your customers, discover new business opportunities and gain a greater competitive advantage.

IoT is all about capturing data from a broader set of endpoints and making that data available to a wider set of internal and external stakeholders. Due to the sensitivity of this data, it must be moved in a secure and reliable fashion. However, the volume and velocity of the data requires that the data traffic be monitored.

Click here to read why THINKstrategies believes CIOs and their IT organizations should carefully evaluate their current file transfer policies and tools to be sure they’re properly designed and configured to meet the more complicated requirements of the … Read More »



The Internet of Things’ Big Software Challenge – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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11th February

More than half of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things by 2020, according to Gartner.

That means that every piece of software that supports those business processes and systems must be redesigned to accommodate the requirements of the rapidly evolving IoT market.

Nearly every major independent software vendor (ISV) is making moves to respond to the IoT challenge. Some are adding new functionality to their existing applications organically. Others are making acquisitions to enhance their established capabilities.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times about how leading ISVs are repositioning themselves to address the unique challenges created by the IoT.



What’s Behind the Proliferation of Salesforce PaaS Offerings? A Guest Commentary in SearchSalesforce

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10th February

Salesforce.com rose to prominence on its software as a service-based CRM model, where customers could stop patching and managing software, and instead purchase a subscription in the cloud.

Today, Salesforce is making a similarly assertive move in the direction of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offerings. However, its role as a PaaS provider and its proliferation of application development platforms are making life more complicated for customers and partners.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives regarding Salesforce’s PaaS strategies and solutions in SearchSalesforce.



ISVs Crossing the Cloud Chasm – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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2nd February

It wasn’t too long ago that many industry observers believed the major independent software vendors (ISVs) couldn’t convert their traditional perpetual license businesses into a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model without undergoing a near-death experience.

Now, Microsoft, Adobe, Intuit and others are proving the transformation process can make them even stronger.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in Sandhill.com about how these and other ISVs are changing their go-to-market strategies and converting their traditional, on-premise perpetual license software applications into Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.



JobDiva Wins THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace Award

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1st February

THINKstrategies announced today that JobDiva has been named a winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award. This program promotes the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards is an ongoing program administered by THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Showplace to recognize SaaS companies that are delivering measurable business benefits to specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

JobDiva offers cloud-based SaaS Applicant Tracking System and front-to-back Talent Management solution, serving 18,000 global staffing professionals who support Fortune 500 clients. JobDiva combines a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application, synchronization with all major job boards and VMS providers, business intelligence (BI) analytics, automated 24/7 resume harvesting, a Mobile App and the largest resume database in the world to deliver staffing solutions with unmatched speed and precision. The … Read More »



How IoT Redefines Application & Infrastructure Monitoring – A Guest Commentary in the Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog

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27th January

The primary purpose of initiating an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is to capture data from a broader population of product endpoints. As a result, IoT deployments are also creating a new set of application performance management (APM) and infrastructure monitoring requirements.

Historically, traditional APM and infrastructure monitoring solutions were designed to track the behavior of a relatively static population of business applications and systems supporting universally recognized business processes. Now, the APM and infrastructure monitoring function is becoming more complicated in the rapidly expanding world of IoT.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views about these new challenges and how a new generation of APM and infrastructure monitoring solutions are addressing these issues in the Ipswitch blog.



The CIO’s Strategic Role in a Great Customer Experience – A Guest Commentary in the Future of Customer Engagement and Commerce

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22nd January

While THINKstrategies firmly believes delivering a positive customer experience is predicated on a well-coordinated end-to-end corporate effort, the most important responsibilities for achieving this strategic objective falls on the CIO.

Our belief is based on the critical importance of utilizing tightly integrated customer engagement and e-commerce systems and software to ensure a positive customer experience.

Click here to read our views about the pivotal role CIOs must play in ensuring the success of their organization’s efforts to deliver a positive customer experience in the Future of Customer Engagement and Commerce.



How to Avoid the 3 Hidden Cloud Cost Traps – A Guest Blogpost on Cloud Nexus

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14th January

A key driver of the growing adoption of managed cloud services is the need to better manage the unanticipated cloud costs that can arise from these ‘on-demand’ storage and compute services.

Better monitoring of cloud usage isn’t just important in reducing costs. It is also essential in forecasting future demand for cloud resources. Having a better sense of your usage patterns will enable your organization to better anticipate resource requirements and negotiate a better deal for additional cloud services.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views about the business implications of these important cloud management issues in the Cloud Nexus blog hosted by Cloudnexa.



The Cloud Complexity Challenge – A Guest Blogpost in E-Commerce Times

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12th January

Growing acceptance of cloud computing is quickly becoming a double-edged sword for the leading players in the SaaS, PaaS and IaaS marketplaces.

As a broader set of customers adopts cloud-first strategies, even the biggest cloud players are being challenged to scale their operations to keep pace with escalating customer demands without becoming too complex for customers to easily utilize their solutions.

The clearest example of a cloud company facing these issues head-on is Salesforce.com. It’s hard to suggest the company is suffering from its own success as it continues to defy the law of big numbers by posting impressive quarterly results a regular basis. Not only is it grappling with rapid growth, it must continuously reimagine its solutions to take into consideration new variables, such as mobile, social, big data and the Internet of Things.

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How the IoT Changes Roles and Responsibilities for IT Pros – A Guest Commentary in the Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog

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8th January

For the past few years, the tech industry has become fixated on kicking off the new year with a festival of connected devices at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The fact that this show has become so significant to the tech industry is another indication of the potential importance of the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) and growing impact of the ‘consumerization of IT’ on the way IT is adopted and managed.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in the Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog about how IT organizations must re-think their role and responsibilities in order to help the broader enterprise successfully capitalize on IoT’s promise.






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