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Strategic Thinking About the Brave New World of the ‘Cloud’

Continuing economic uncertainty, escalating competitive pressures and rapidly changing customer requirements are forcing organizations of all sizes to re-evaluate their corporate priorities, sourcing strategies and go-to-market tactics. These challenges are driving organizations to adopt a new generation of ‘on-demand’, Cloud Computing, SaaS and Managed Services to fundamentally transform the way they operate and do business.

THINKstrategies’ Founder and Managing Director, Jeff Kaplan, has been in the forefront of exploring the business implications of these trends. Below you can find recent videos in which Kaplan provides his perspectives regarding these trends.

Coping with Industry Inversion & Capitalizing on the On-Demand Services Movement

The movement toward service-centric business models poses new challenges and offers new opportunities for those who grasp them. This “industry inversion” will require IT and telecom professionals to swap old technical skills for new business proficiencies. It also will force IT organizations, technology suppliers and telecom carriers to redefine how they deliver value to their end users and customers, respectively.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ advice from way back in 2003 about what companies need to do to respond to this industry inversion which is still relevant today.

In response to these trends, a growing number of enteprises are re-evaluating their sourcing strategies and IT solution providers are revamping their value propositions and developing new offerings.

THINKstrategies’ mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies to achieve their business objectives.

We have a unique perspective on the current state and future direction of the IT industry, an unparalleled track record of success and proven methodology that has an immediate impact on our clients’ effectiveness.

Whether you are an IT solutions provider trying to gain a competitive advantage; an enterprise IT executive searching for ways to generate a greater ROI from your IT investments; or a technology investment firm trying to make smart investment decisions, THINKstrategies can give you the insight, advice, and hands-on help you need to attain your goals.

Click here to listen to a brief overview of THINKstrategies’ unique consulting services, capabilities and benefits.

The Latest from THINK IT Services Blog

THINK IT Services Blog examines the business implications of the latest developments in the technology services market ranging from Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to Managed Services and other forms of 'On-Demand' services.

How the Cloud is Complicating IT and Business – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

After a decade of debate regarding the viability of cloud services as a strategic alternative to traditional, on-premise legacy systems and software, the war...

Biggest Obstacle to Business Success – Multicloud Management, an E-Commerce Times Commentary

The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become a mixed blessing for IT managers.

While many were...

How the SaaS Industry Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

There is no longer any doubt that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions have become the preferred method for organizations of all sizes to acquire business applications...