The Cloud Computing Showplace is a service of THINKstrategies–the only independent strategic consulting company focused entirely on helping enterprise decision-makers, IT solution providers and investment firms address capitalize on the unprecedented business opportunities created by the rapidly evolving Cloud Computing market.
This site is the result of the merging of two previous online directories founded by THINKstrategies in 2006 — the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace and Managed Services Showplace. As the SaaS and Managed Services markets converged into a larger “Cloud” industry opportunity, THINKstrategies decided to merge its two sites into a single Cloud Computing Showplace to give:
- Enterprise decision-makers an easy-to-use directory of the leading Cloud providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding Cloud Computing trends.
- Cloud providers a powerful vehicle to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to potential investors and partners.
- Investors and others a useful resource to stay abreast of the latest industry Cloud Computing trends and solutions.
Over 15,000 CIOs and other IT professionals, as well as Cloud and other IT solution providers, investors, press and other industry participants have subscribed to the Showplace newsletter and more than 7600 followers obtain updates via Twitter @thinkstrategies.
THINKstrategies is a strategic consulting services company formed to help business and IT decision-makers, solutions providers and investors respond to the opportunities and challenges created by the shift of the software and technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven business model.
THINKstrategies’ mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives by leveraging the functional powers and competitive advantages of today’s Cloud Computing, SaaS and Managed Service capabilities. We help enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
THINKstrategies also hosts a series of intimate, peer-to-peer, executive networking forums to delve into key business issues and showcase innovative solutions associated with the Cloud marketplace, called the Cloud Innovators Summits. The series is based on the success of the 2011 Cloud Channel Summit which has been hosted annually for three years. THINKstrategies also hosted one of the first conferences focused on the impact the Cloud has on Big Data, called the Cloud Analytics Summit in April, 2012, and held again in New York City in May, 2013.
In 2014, THINKstrategies is hosting a full-day, executive forum focused on the rapidly expanding market opportunities being created by the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), called the Connected Cloud Summit. This event will take place on Thursday, September 18 in Boston, MA. Click here for more information.
How to Get the Most Out of the Cloud Showplace
If you are an enterprise decision-maker and would like to be kept informed about updates to the Showplace or our views regarding the latest Cloud news, add your email address below to receive our newsletter. Need help or advice about your Cloud strategies? Send us an inquiry.
If you are a Cloud solution provider and would like your company’s name added to our site, fill out our the appropriate online registration form in the SaaS, PaaS or IaaS areas of the Showplace, and we’ll post your company information and URL in our online directory at no charge.
If you’d like to gain greater market visibility via the Cloud Computing Showplace, check out our sponsorship opportunities, THINKstrategies’ consulting and other educational services, or send us your request.