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A New Realism Emerges as Enterprises Move to Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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25th May

Even as enterprise adoption of cloud-based alternatives accelerates, IT and business executives are learning that fully capitalizing on these new ‘on-demand’ resources entails extensive systems integration, staff training and process reengineering. Despite these obstacles, my travels have confirmed that enterprises of all sizes across nearly every industry are moving quickly to take advantage of cloud services to achieve their corporate objectives. Read my views in Datamation about how these enterprises are expecting their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployments to entail a long, multi-stage process that will produce significant business benefits beyond simply reducing operating costs.



NetworkWorld's Latest SaaS Companies to Watch List Recognizes THINKstrategies Clients & BoSS Award Winners

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7th June

NetworkWorld’s latest list of 10 SaaS companies to watch which was published yesterday, not only highlighted my perspectives regarding how Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is penetrating the IT organization, as well as the broader enterprise, it also highlighted three of  THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Award winners and a couple of our consulting clients.

The BoSS winners on NetworkWorld’s ‘companies to watch’ list are Cloud9 Analytics, Host Analytics and LiveOps.

Our clients who made the list are CVMsolutions and Exoprise.

The list also includes Taleo, a leading SaaS-based human capital management (HCM) solutions company which THINKstrategies first profiled in 2005.

NetworkWorld’s list reflects the expanding footprint of the SaaS and broader array of Cloud Computing solutions into the IT management world. The list and a series of related articles also include numerous customer testimonials highlighting the tangible business benefits being derived from these solutions. The growing number of satisfied customers willing to … Read More »


Reversing the SaaS Channel Equation

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29th September

One of the hottest topics of discussion in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market and broader Cloud Computing arena is the role of the channel in selling and delivering these web-based services and solutions. What few people have discussed is the opportunity for SaaS companies, as well as Cloud vendors, to become important channels to market themselves.

The most intriguing scenario in this SaaS-as-a-Channel (SaaC) possibility revolves around the Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) idea. The most recent illustration of this scenario is today’s announcement by Host Analytics of a new Decision Hub service which pulls industry data from a variety of third-party information service providers, such as Edgar Online and Data.Gov, into Host Analytics’ SaaS-based corporate performance management (CPM) solution.

The Decision Hub enables corporate decision-makers to examine their company performance in relation to a broader set of industry benchmark data or key performance indicators (KPIs).

This isn’t a new idea, … Read More »


Host Analytics Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award

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19th October

THINKstrategies announced today that Host Analytics has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards program was initiated by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

Host Analytics is a leading provider of on-demand corporate performance management  (CPM) solutions that help finance and departmental executives improve their budgeting, forecasting, financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis.

Click here to read more about Host Analytics’ award winnning SaaS solutions.

Click here to learn more about the BoSS Awards and to apply for an award.





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