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MetraTech and ThingWorx/PTC Latest Sponsors of the Connected Cloud Summit

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14th July

MetraTech and ThingWorx, a PTC company, are the latest sponsors of the Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace, Thursday, September 18 in Boston.

The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue exciting, new business opportunities and overcome significant technology challenges associated with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) so they can better serve their customers, create new offerings, and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The executive forum will showcase the latest solutions, best practices and ideas being generated by leading IoT providers, start-ups and innovative enterprises. Click here to see why you should attend the Connected Cloud Summit.

MetraTech and ThingWorx join Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively by LogMein and Zuora as sponsors of the Summit. Executives from these companies will also join CXOs from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, InfoBright, Prelert, InfoBionic, Code On Technologies, Strategy Analytics, … Read More »



Xora, a ClickSoftware Company, Wins Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award

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10th July

THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the Cloud Computing services market, announced today Xora, a ClickSoftware company, 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 BoSSAwards 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.

Xora offers mobile workforce management solutions to more than 15,000 organizations in almost 20 industries including, construction, communications and utilities, field services, healthcare, public sector, and transportation and distribution. Xora’s applications are designed to help any organization that has mobile employees increase productivity on the road and in the office; reduce fuel, mileage … Read More »



Register Now for the Connected Cloud Summit September 18 in Boston and Save $100

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7th July

Register now to take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird’ discounts and save $100 off the regular admission fees for the Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace, on Thursday, September 18 in Boston.

The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue exciting, new business opportunities and overcome significant technology challenges associated with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to better serve their customers, create new offerings, and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The executive forum will showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT providers, start-ups and innovative enterprises. Click here to see why you should attend the Connected Cloud Summit.

Twenty-eight (28)  executives have already agreed to speak at the Summit. The executives represent fourteen (14) corporate sponsors - Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, MetraTech, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora, along with CXOs from GE, Google, … Read More »



Last Chance to Speak at the Connected Cloud Summit, September 18 in Boston

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23rd June

Only a limited number of speaking slots remain for the Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston. Due to the overwhelming level of interest in the event, the ‘Call for Speakers’ will conclude July 1.

The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue new business opportunities and overcome significant technology challenges to better serve their customers and gain a competitive advantage. The executive forum will also showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT providers, start-ups and innovative enterprises.

The Summit speakers include executives from the supporting sponsors - Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora, along with CXOs from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, InfoBright, Prelert, InfoBionic, Code On Technologies, Strategy Analytics, Agile Equity, Security Ledger and the SIIA.

Click here to see the current list of IoT executives speaking at the Connected Cloud … Read More »



Personalizing the Internet of Things – A Guest Blogpost for Aria Systems

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19th June

A combination of technological innovations and macro-market trends are converging to create unprecedented opportunities that will transform how nearly every industry operates as a result of connecting a widening array of objects, devices and services via the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Personalizing how the IoT captures, collates and shares the data generated in this connected world is the key to fulfilling its promise. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives regarding the business implications of this trend on the Aria Systems Internet of Things Blog Series.



The New Internet of Things VARs – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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17th June

A new generation of value-added resellers (VARs) is emerging to capitalize on the rapidly expanding array of industry-specific Internet of Things (IoT) market opportunities. These companies are beginning to take generic IoT solutions and cater them to particular vertical market requirements.  Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views about the business implications of the new VARs that are capitalizing on the rapidly growing IoT market opportunities in Sandhill.com.



Leading Industry Associations, Publications and Others Supporting Connected Cloud Summit, September 18 in Boston

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16th June

A growing number of industry associations, publications, professional services firms and other organizations are supporting the Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston.

The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue new business opportunities and overcome significant technology challenges to better serve their customers and gain a competitive advantage. The executive forum will also showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT providers, start-ups and innovative enterprises.

The Summit Partners include Strategy Analytics, Agile Equity, MassChallenge, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, SIIA, Customer Success Association, Chief Digital Officer, Cirrostratus Group, East Coast Catalyst, Gainsight, Gennari Aronson LLP, APMdigest, Data & Storage Management Report, Datamation, E-Commerce Times, Sandhill.com, Security Ledger, SoftLetter, VentureBeat and famaPR.

The Summit is also being supported by Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora. Corporate executives from these … Read More »



A New Approach to Software Licensing is Essential in the Internet of Things

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10th June

The ability to embed increasingly powerful software into sensors, networks and systems that collect, collate, analyze and share data being generated from the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) is creating the need for a new set of rules for software licensing, entitlement management and IP protection. Click here to read why THINKstrategies believes a new approach to software licensing is essential in the IoT environment. You can also learn more about this issue from SafeNet and other industry leaders by attending the Connected Cloud Summit on Thursday, September 18 in Boston. Click here to learn more about this event.



Latest Executives Added to Agenda at Connected Cloud Summit, September 18 in Boston

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9th June

Vikram Koka, VP of Internet of Things (IoT) at Flexera Software and Bobby Patrick, Chief of Cloud Marketing at Hewlett Packard are among the latest executives who have agreed to speak at the Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston.

The Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to pursue new business opportunities and overcome significant technology challenges. The executive forum will also showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT providers, start-ups and innovative enterprises.

Vikram Koka and Bobby Patrick are joining executives from Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora, along with CXOs from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, InfoBright, Prelert, InfoBionic, Code On Technologies and other important players in the IoT marketplace at the Summit on September 18.

Click here to see the current list of IoT executives speaking at the Connected Cloud Summit. Click here if you’d like … Read More »



Cloud Providers Profit by Serving Nonprofits – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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6th June

One of the sure signs of a maturing company, or even an entire industry, is the ability to offer free services to nonprofit organizations in order to demonstrate benevolence. However, such charitable acts aren’t just about being altruistic. As a growing number of cloud providers are discovering, there are plenty of new revenue and profit opportunities in the nonprofit sector. I have a particular awareness of the fertile market opportunities associated with the nonprofit world because I started my career working for United Way, the nonprofit fundraising organization that has been doing business for more than 50 years. Click here to read my perspective in E-Commerce Times about how cloud providers are offering special services to nonprofit organizations to generate new business opportunities.






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