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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a key driver of accelerated growth of cloud-based alternatives to traditional on-premises systems and software, and as the new year begins to unfold, it is gaining momentum. The idea of the IoT evolved from the more narrowly focused concept of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, which has been floating around for a while and is now getting more attention in a variety of industries. Click here to read THINKstrategies views about how the Cloud is powering the IoT and making the promise of M2M communications a reality in E-Commerce Times.
We may be in the midst of Winter in New England, but I’m already training for the two-day, 163 mile Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon ride this Summer to raise money for Boston’s Dana Farber Institute research and treatment services to help children with cancer.
This year’s PMC ride August 2-3 is expected to attract over 5500 riders and more than 2200 volunteers seeking to raise over $40 million for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Institute. Click here to read about the personal reasons I’m a part of this unique fundraising event and setting a goal to raise $6500 or more for this great cause. All the donations are tax deductible and 100% will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Once again, I’m riding with “Team Kermit” for the Jared Branfman Sunflowers For Life Fund For Pediatric Brain And Spinal Cancer Research. Click here to read about this terrific group and the story … Read More »
We are only a few weeks into the new year and the latest tech topic is clearly the Internet of Things (IoT) as a result of all the hype surrounding the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and interest created by Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs. While the market opportunities surrounding the IoT idea seem endless, the go-to-market challenges inherent in the brave, new world of connected devices are almost as daunting. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives regarding today’s IoT opportunities and challenges in Sandhill.com.
So, you’ve survived the onslaught of social networking, cloud computing, Big Data, and the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon. You fought back against the ‘consumerization’ of IT, and are feeling pretty good about yourself. Welcome to your next nightmare – the Internet of Things (IoT)! Click here to read what THINKstrategies believes you need to do to prepare for the latest IT challenge in our latest guest blogpost in Datamation.
Apply Now for THINKstrategies’ 2014 Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) & Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards
THINKstrategies is accepting nominations for the 2014 Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award and Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Award.
The BoSS and CCBV awards are ongoing programs administered by THINKstrategies’ Cloud Computing Showplace to recognize Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) companies that are delivering measurable business benefits to their customers. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
The Awards program was launched in 2009, and has recognized over 100 companies delivering measurable business benefits to their customers. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ report which summarizes many of the winning nominations entitled, “Measuring the Business Benefits of Today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solutions”. You can also find the most recent announcements regarding the latest award winners in previous postings on this blog.
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Happy new year!
The past year brought even greater attention to the unprecedented business opportunities being generated by the rapid evolution of today’s Cloud Computing alternatives, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
THINKstrategies is proud to be a part of this revolutionary transformation of the software, hardware and IT services industries. In the past year, 120 companies leveraged THINKstrategies’ consulting services, sponsored Cloud Computing Showplace online directory and best practices repository, and supported the Cloud Innovator Summit executive forums.
Hundreds of other companies and thousands of IT and corporate decision-makers have taken advantage of our perspectives and participated in our multifaceted programs, including over 15,000 newsletter subscribers, nearly 5200 Twitter followers, and more than 400 Cloud Channel and Cloud Analytics Summit participants.
In 2013, THINKstrategies published 44 commentaries in various industry publications and corporate blogs which you can find listed here. I also provided THINKstrategies’ industry perspective … Read More »
Among the various hats I wear is my role as a senior consultant at Cutter Consortium, a global IT advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations forge solutions to the business technology challenges they face through research, consulting, and training. I’ve been a part of Cutter for a decade and each year have contributed annual predictions along with other members of the Cutter federation of consultants and analysts. Click here to see my latest predictions about how IT’s role will evolve during the coming year in selecting and implementing Cloud solutions.
It’s that time of year and you can find THINKstrategies’ Cloud industry predictions for 2014 in E-Commerce Times and Sandhill.com,
E-Commerce Times: 2014 Looks Bright for Cloud Services
Sandhill.com: Changing Cloud Scapes in 2014
If you’re curious to see how we did with our previous predictions or just want to take a stroll down Memory Lane, here are THINKstrategies’ prognostications for the past six years,
E-Commerce Times: The Shape of Cloud Computing to Come in 2013
Datamation: Forecasting Lots of Clouds in 2012
E-Commerce Times: Look for New Shapes in the Clouds in 2011
E-Commerce Times: 2010′s Key Challenges and Opportunities in the Clouds
THINK IT Services Blog: On-Demand Services Market Predictions for 2009
THINK IT Services Blog: Ten Reasons Why On-Demand Services Will Soar in 2008
While we may have been too far ahead of the curve a few times, no one can accuse us of failing to see the future.
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Every market researcher is predicting significant growth for public, private and hybrid cloud services. I expect their forecasts to fall short of the actual adoption we’ll see over the next three to five years, particularly in 2014. I believe cloud services will experience greater-than-expected growth because cloud providers can now offer a wider assortment of deployment alternatives. Click here to read the reasons why in our latest commentary in E-Commerce Times.
Planning for 2014 – Leverage THINKstrategies’ Cloud Strategy, Content Creation & Lead Generation Services
Every new market research survey focused on the latest business and IT trends is finding corporate decision-makers across nearly every industry are planning to adopt a widening array of Cloud Computing alternatives to meet their escalating business needs.
THINKstrategies has been at the forefront of the Cloud movement since its inception, providing our unique insights, offering trusted advisory services, showcasing success stories via the Cloud Computing Showplace, and promoting industry best practices at the Cloud Innovators Summits.
In the past year, over seventy (70) companies capitalized on THINKstrategies’ services to achieve their Cloud objectives!
Enterprise decision-makers use our services to help them develop and execute their Cloud migration strategies. Cloud solutions providers use our services to help them develop and execute their go-to-market strategies. And, investment firms leverage our services to determine where to target their funding decisions in the Cloud.
This is the time when many organizations are finalizing their plans … Read More »