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Is Salesforce Getting Serious About the Back Office? – Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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9th February

Even as Salesforce.com aggressively seeks to consolidate its position as the leader of cloud-based front-office applications via a series of acquisitions, it is possible that 2017 could be the year the company uses some of the same purchases to make a strategic move. Salesforce soon may become a major player in the back-office financial management and enterprise resource planning market as well.

Speculation that Salesforce might expand its offerings to address the back-office needs of its corporate customers has been plentiful for a long time. Salesforce’s success in reinventing the nature of front-office applications via the cloud has convinced CFOs that the time has come to adopt Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to solve their back-office requirements.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in E-Commerce Times regarding how some of the recent Salesforce acquisitions include functional capabilities that cross over into the realm of back-office … Read More »



The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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5th August

Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions.

Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in E-Commerce Times regarding the market forces which are driving CFOs to adopt Cloud-based financial management and ERP solutions, and how these trends are reshaping the competitive landscape.



What Oracle and Google Don’t Understand About the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in Sandhill.com

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21st March

As the tectonic shift to the cloud accelerates, the competitive landscape is also intensifying. Although the value of cloud services is generally recognized, the basic principles of delivering quality cloud services are still misunderstood by many players, including a number of major companies.

This reality became clear recently with the latest news from Oracle and Google regarding their escalating cloud efforts.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in Sandhill.com about the fundamental issues both companies face as they attempt to establish themselves as cloud market leaders.



Don’t Miss the Oracle Cloud Roadshow for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)

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30th December

I would like to make you aware of a special Oracle event series that I am keynoting in January and February geared towards senior executives at Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and application providers interested in gaining a competitive advantage in the rapidly evolving Cloud marketplace.

As you’re well aware, the Cloud is changing the way software companies do business. It’s not only the new paradigm for computing, it is also the new platform for software development, innovation and delivery.

Oracle offers a broad portfolio of products and services for companies transitioning to the cloud – including a new set of recently announced Oracle Cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings. I’m pleased to be participating in an eight-city, Oracle ‘roadshow’ designed specifically for ISVs, OEMs and Software Resellers interested in learning how they can leverage Oracle’s Cloud solutions to achieve … Read More »



Salesforce.com, Oracle, Avnet and Corent Technology to Sponsor, Speak at Fourth Annual Cloud Channel Summit

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22nd September

Salesforce.com, Oracle, Avnet Technology and Corent Technology have agreed to return to the fourth annual Cloud Channel Summit as sponsors and speakers at the executive forum focused on building successful partnerships in the Cloud.

This year’s Summit will be hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace on Wednesday, December 3 in San Diego, in conjunction with the Channel Company’s NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo on December 4-5.

The Cloud Channel Summit is a peer-to-peer, executive networking forum focused entirely on helping attendees build successful partnerships in the Cloud. The Summit has been the ‘go to’ event for key executives from leading Cloud vendors and their channel partners to share ideas and showcase success stories since 2011. Click here to see highlights from last year’s Summit, as well as the speakers, sponsors and partners who participated in last year’s executive forum.

By combining forces with the Channel Company, the publisher of Computer Reseller News … Read More »



Axeda, Dyn and SafeNet to Sponsor and Speak at Connected Cloud Summit Focused on Internet of Things Marketplace, September 18 in Boston

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14th April

Axeda, Dyn and SafeNet are the latest companies to sponsor and speak at the 2014 Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, which will bring together key executives from across a variety of industries to discuss the unprecedented business opportunities being created by the rapidly growing ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) marketplace. The Summit will take place on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA.

These companies join Oracle Corporation which is a Marquee Sponsor of the Summit. Key executives from the companies will also join Peter Utzschneider, Oracle’s VP of Product Management, who will kickoff the Summit with a keynote presentation that will examine how enterprises and software vendors are working together to capitalize on the new IoT market opportunities and address key technology challenges.

The full-day, Connected Cloud Summit executive forum will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to leverage an expanding … Read More »



Oracle Corporation to Sponsor and Speak at THINKstrategies 2014 Connected Cloud Summit Focused on Internet of Things Marketplace

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7th April

Oracle Corporation has agreed to be a Marquee Sponsor of the 2014 Connected Cloud Summit, hosted by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Computing Showplace, which will bring together key executives from across a variety of industries to discuss the unprecedented business opportunities being created by the rapidly growing ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) marketplace. The Summit will take place on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA.

Peter Utzschneider, Oracle’s Vice President of Product Management, will also kickoff the executive forum with a keynote presentation that will examine how enterprises and software vendors are working together to capitalize on the new IoT market opportunities and address key technology challenges.

The full-day, Connected Cloud Summit executive forum will examine how the Cloud is enabling enterprises to leverage an expanding population of mobile devices and remote objects, capture the rising volume of data being generated, and create exciting new … Read More »



Register Now for the Third Annual Cloud Channel Summit on November 4 and Save $100!

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20th August

Register now to join a growing number of key Cloud Computing industry executives speaking at the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, and save $100!

Executives from leading Cloud solution providers, major software and technology vendors, and innovative channel organizations will participate in highly interactive sessions examining partnering opportunities and best practices in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data, and Small/Med-Size Business (SMB) segments of the Cloud marketplace. Click here to see the executives who have already confirmed their participation in this year’s Summit.

The Summit will also include a “Speed Networking” session to give attendees additional time to meet others interested in exploring new partnership opportunities. Click here to see the agenda for this year’s event.

We are also pleased to have AppDirect, CallidusCloud, Corent Technologies, CorSource Technology Group, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SoftServe returning as sponsors supporting this year’s peer-to-peer, executive networking forum. The Summit is also being supported … Read More »



Third Annual Cloud Channel Summit to Focus on New SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, Big Data & SMB Partner Opportunities

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14th August

The agenda for this year’s Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 has been designed to focus on the rapidly evolving Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data and Small-/Mid-Size Business (SMB) partner opportunities in the Cloud. Register now and save $100 on the conference registration fee!

The third annual Summit will once again take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, and this year will include a special “Speed Networking” session to give attendees additional time to meet others interested in establishing new partnerships to expand their Cloud ecosystems.

Click here to see the full Summit agenda, and here to see the speakers who have already committed to participate in this year’s event.

CallidusCloud, Corent Technologies, CorSource Technology Group, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SoftServe are returning as sponsors supporting this year’s peer-to-peer, executive networking forum. Click here to learn more about the sponsors, and here to see the Summit partners.

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Google Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Executive to Speak at Cloud Channel Summit on November 4

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7th August

Chris Rimer, Global Head of Partner Business for the Google Cloud Platform, Google Enterprise will join a growing number of key Cloud Computing industry executives speaking at the third annual Cloud Channel Summit on Monday, November 4 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Chris will participate in the Cloud Channel Summit Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Industry Roundtable which will discuss Cloud Partner Success Stories: What’s Working and What’s Not. The roundtable panel session will also include:

Feyzi Fatehi, CEO of Corent Technology
Russell Hertzberg, Vice President Technology Solutions, SoftServe Inc.
Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director of ISV/OEM Business Development at Oracle

The Summit will include additional panel roundtable sessions focused on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Big Data, and Small/Med-Size Business (SMB) partner opportunities in the Cloud.

The Summit will also include a “Speed Networking” session to give attendees additional time to meet others interested in exploring new partnership opportunities.

CallidusCloud, Corent Technologies, CorSource Technology Group, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SoftServe as returning sponsors supporting this year’s peer-to-peer, executive networking forum.

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