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Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP/Sybase, Iron Mountain & CallidusCloud Latest Sponsors of Cloud Channel Summit

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4th September

Salesforce.com, Oracle, SAP/Sybase, Iron Mountain and CallidusCloud are the latest companies to become sponsors of the second annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 5, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, hosted by THINKstrategies, the Cloud Computing Showplace, and Rising Tide Media.

These companies join IBM, Alteva, AppDirect, Aryaka, Corent Technology, CorSource, GoodData, SoftServe and TechData as sponsors of the Summit.

The Cloud Channel Summit provides an intimate, peer-to-peer networking forum for industry executives to share perspectives, best practices and insights about how to build successful partnerships in the Cloud.

Stacy Nethercoat, VP of Software Product Marketing at Tech Data, will be the kickoff keynote speaker at the Summit. Stephen Cho, Director of Software Partner Business Development for Google Enterprise, is also returning as a keynote speaker at this year’s event.

The following executives have also agreed to speak at the Summit:

David Hoff, CTO and Co-founder, Cloud Sherpas
Nick Pegley, VP Marketing, All Covered
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director of the … Read More »



Using Consulting Services to Connect the Physical World to the Cloud

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26th March

In a previous blogpost, I suggested that a new breed of consulting and professional service firms are in a very good position to capitalize on the transformation of the technology industry from a product-centric to a web-based services orientation.

Now, even established players are beginning to recognize the importance of their consulting groups in today’s rapidly changing market. No, I’m not reversing my view that companies like Dell and HP are on the wrong path by trying to fortify their wholesale outsourcing businesses with their acquisitions of Perot Systems and EDS respectively. Instead, I’m referring to more specialized consulting units of domain/subject matter experts who can serve as ‘trusted advisors’ to customers, and are a subtle channel-to-market for the broader vendor’s products and services.

This point was brought home yesterday during Iron Mountain’s annual analyst day. I reported on the company’s first annual analyst day three years ago, … Read More »





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