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THINKstrategies has been ranked among the Cloud Social Influencers Power 100 by Klout, the Top 50 Cloud Bloggers of 2015 by the Channel Company and CRN, #16 among the Top 50 Influencers in the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape by Onanalytica. Kaplan was also recently ranked #20 among the top 100 Cloud experts on Twitter in the Huffington Post, and #23 on the VAR Guy’s 2015 Top 50 Channel Influencers list.

Kaplan is also a guest blogger on many corporate sites and his blogposts have also been republished by online publications such as those below.

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Latest Published Commentaries and Columns

goTransverse Blog: Going Beyond the Subscription, 06/19/18

E-Commerce Times: Reshaping the Software and Services Marketplace, 06/11/18

E-Commerce Times: Salesforce’s Latest Big Gamble – APIs, 03/25/18

Datamation: Salesforce Makes Biggest Bet on APIs and Datamation, 03/22/18

E-Commerce Times: To Win in the New Delivery Economy Go to the Cloud, 02/12/18

Datamation: Recreating ERP in the Cloud, 01/17/18

E-Commerce Times: Cloud Training to Boost Competitive Advantage Strategies, 01/12/18

E-Commerce Times: Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes, 11/10/17

Datamation: CIOs Leveraging AI and Machine Learning for ITSM Goals, 10/23/17

E-Commerce Times: Salesforce Reshuffles SaaS, PaaS in Internet of Things and AI, 10/13/17

Datamation: How the Cloud is Complicating IT and Business, 09/18/17

E-Commerce Times: Biggest Obstacle to Business Success – Multicloud Management, 09/09/17

Datamation: How SaaS Industry Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success, 07/10/17

E-Commerce Times: Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss? 07/07/17

E-Commerce Times: Seeding the Next Generation of Consultancies, 06/06/17

E-Commerce Times: Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud, 05/05/17

Model N Blog: Revenue Management Helps Companies Move Beyond CRM to Drive Growth, 04/11/17

E-Commerce Times: Next Downturn Could Have Silver Lining for IoT, 04/07/17

E-Commerce Times: What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common? 03/10/17

Model N Blog: Managing Revenue to Maximize Performance in Complex Business Environment, 02/28/17

E-Commerce Times: Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office? 02/08/17

SearchSalesforce: Salesforce Acquisitions Signal Ongoing Broad-Based Platform Strategy, 01/24/17

E-Commerce Times: The Crystallization of Salesforce’s IoT Strategy, 01/12/17

SearchCRM: Amazon Go Strives to Put a Stake in the E-Commerce Market, 12/22/16

E-Commerce Times: How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017, 12/07/16

SearchCRM: SAP Hybris CRM Gets a Jolt From SAP HANA Cloud, 11/17/16

E-Commerce Times: Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud, 11/15/16

SearchSalesforce: Despite Initial Fanfare Salesforce IoT Cloud Still Seeks User Enthusiasm, 11/07/16 Enterprises Becoming Digital Software and Services Leaders, 11/01/16

Datamation: What’s Driving CFOs to the Cloud? 10/31/16

SearchCRM: Omnichannel Data at Core of New Cloud Commerce Offerings, 10/24/16

E-Commerce Times: Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud, 10/12/16

GoTransverse Blog: Avoiding the Most Common IoT Monetization Mistakes to Maximize Today’s Real Market Opportunities, 09/22/16

SearchSalesforce: Can Salesforce AI with Einstein catch the next AI wave? 09/13/16

E-Commerce Times: Deconstructing the Software Business, 09/09/16

E-Commerce Times: The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market, 08/05/16

Datamation: Rethinking Software Development in IoT, 07/11/16

E-Commerce Times: Leveraging IoT to Redefine Your Business, 07/08/16

E-Commerce Times: Redefining the Vendor-Customer Relationship in the IoT, 06/17/16

SearchSalesforce: Demandware E-Commerce Technology Puts Arrow in Salesforce Quiver, 06/16/16 How Microsoft’s LinkedIn Acquisition Changes the Competitive Landscape, 06/14/16 Peeling Back the Layers of the IoT Onion, 05/24/16

E-Commerce Times: The Emergence of Managed IoT Services, 05/13/16 The Challenges of Becoming a Software Company, 05/02/16

SearchAWS: AWS Competitors Gain Ground in Cloud Market, 04/26/16

E-Commerce Times: Disrupting Software Development in an On-Demand World, 04/08/16 What Oracle and Google Don’t Understand About the Cloud, 03/21/16

E-Commerce: Mainstream Industries Form IoT Vanguard, 03/09/16

Cloudnexa Blog: Resolving the SysOps versus DevOps Dispute in the Cloud, 03/08/16

IoT Executive Handbook: Overcoming Obstacles to When Moving Forward with IoT Initiatives, 02/16

Datamation: Chief Digital Officer or Chief IoT Officer? 02/18/16

Ipswitch Blog: Secure IoT Data Transfer Essential to Business Success, 02/11/16

SearchSalesforce: What’s Behind the Proliferation of Salesforce PaaS Offerings? 02/10/16

E-Commerce Times: The Internet of Things’ Big Software Challenge, 02/09/16 ISVs Crossing the Cloud Chasm, 02/02/16

Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog: How IoT Redefines Application & Infrastructure Monitoring, 01/26/16

The Future of Customer Engagement and Commerce: The CIO’s Strategic Role in a Great Customer Experience, 01/21/16

Cloudnexa Blog: How to Avoid the 3 Hidden Cloud Cost Traps, 01/14/16

E-Commerce Times: The Cloud Complexity Challenge, 01/12/16

Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog: IoT Changes Roles and Responsibilities for IT Pros, 01/07/16

Wall Street Journal: Applying the Long-Tail to the Internet of Things, 01/05/16



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