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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.



Why You Should Register Now for the Connected Cloud Summit On September 18 in Boston

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2nd June

THINKstrategies believes the “Internet of Things” (IoT) is quickly eclipsing previous technology innovations and forcing a widening array of corporate decision-makers to seriously consider how IoT will fundamentally reshape their industries and businesses.

As we’ve stated in our recent commentaries, the rapidly evolving IoT market is creating unprecedented business opportunities, unique technology issues and escalating competitive pressures:

Datamation: The IoT Consumer to Commercial Crossover
Sandhill.com: Partner Ecosystems Key in Internet of Things
Datamation: Measuring the Value of the Internet of Things
Sandhill.com: Everyone Wants Into the Internet of Things
E-Commerce Times: Cloud Powers the Internet of Things

The Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace, on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, 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 and innovative enterprises.

Executives from Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource … Read More »



The IoT Consumer to Commercial Crossover – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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29th May

On numerous occasions over the past 30 years, business end-users and executives have become aware of new technological innovations as a result of their personal experiences acquiring various consumer products and services. In each of these cases, their consumer experiences have led them to pursue similar technologies in their corporate environments. The same adoption pattern is about to repeat itself in the rapidly expanding world of the Internet of Things (IoT). Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspective in Datamation about the business implications of this consumer to commercial crossover effect in the IoT marketplace.



Look Who’s Talking About the Internet of Things at the Connected Cloud Summit

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27th May

Executives from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, Birst, Prelert and Code On Technologies are among the latest speakers to agree to share their perspectives regarding the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace at the Connected Cloud Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA.

The Connected Cloud Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to create new IoT business opportunities and overcome IoT technology challenges across nearly every industry. The intimate, executive forum will showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT solution providers and enterprises.

The latest speakers join executives from Aria Systems, Axeda, Birst, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource, Xively and Zuora that have agreed to speak and sponsor the Summit.

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



Zuora to Sponsor and Speak About the Internet of Things and the Subscription Economy at the Connected Cloud Summit

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19th May

Zuora has agreed to be a Title Sponsor and keynote presenter regarding the latest innovations in the rapidly evolving Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace at the Connected Cloud Summit hosted by THINKstrategies and Cloud Computing Showplace on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA.

The Connected Cloud Summit will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to create new business opportunities and overcome technology challenges across nearly every industry. The intimate, executive forum will showcase new solutions and ideas being generated by leading IoT solution providers and enterprises.

Zuora is a leading provider of Cloud-based, subscription commerce and billing solutions. It is hosting its second annual Subscribed conference June 2-4 in San Francisco. The company joins Aria Systems, Axeda, Cognizant, CorSource Technology Group, Dyn, Flexera Software, HP, Oracle, SafeNet, ServiceSource and Xively in sponsoring the Summit.

Corporate executives from GE, Google, Salesforce.com, SmartThings, InfoBright, Prelert, Echelon, Code On Technologies and InfoBionic have also agreed to speak at the Connected … Read More »



AWS Opens Door to a Wider Array of Internet of Things (IoT) Applications – A Guest Commentary in SearchAWS

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17th May

The unprecedented power of today’s cloud services is making the futuristic idea of a connected world more tangible and economically feasible. Technology companies and other businesses are promoting the potential benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT), hailing a new generation of connected devices and remote sensors. Indeed, the cloud enables organizations of all sizes across nearly every industry to launch IoT initiatives and fulfill their IoT vision. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspective about Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) impact on the growth of the IoT marketplace in SearchAWS.



Partner Ecosystems Key in Internet of Things – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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13th May

As interest in the idea of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) grows, recognition of the complexities associated with pulling together all the pieces of the IoT supply chain is also becoming clearer. As Cisco Systems says in its promotional campaign, the IoT market is quickly becoming the “Internet of Everything.” Given this reality, the IoT market leaders will be those companies that build the strongest partner ecosystems. Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in Sandhill.com regarding the strategic implications of the IoT market on the go-to-market strategies of the leading and emerging players.






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