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“This coming ‘services wave’ will be very disruptive. Services designed to scale to tens or hundreds of millions will dramatically change the nature and cost of solutions deliverable to enterprises or small businesses.”

— From an internal memo from Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman, October 30, 2005.

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We believe the Cloud Computing movement was spawned by the success of SaaS, and has enabled organizations to capitalize on Big Data and pursue exciting, new business opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).

THINKstrategies has published a SaaS Primer for CIOs aimed at helping companies better understand how to utilize this powerful new, ‘on-demand’ software alternative.

“I wanted to compliment you on this document. This was the best write up of the benefits of SaaS I have read yet. It was in laymen terms backed by industry respected analysts with relevant data points. Well done!” Doug McGregor, CEO, WebEquity Solutions.

We have also published a SaaS Primer for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) aimed at helping vendors achieve success.

Click here to hear an overview regarding the forces driving the Cloud Computing market, or here to find more industry presentations by THINKstrategies.

More Views About Cloud Computing

SearchCRM: SAP Hybris CRM Gets a Jolt From SAP HANA Cloud, 11/17/16

E-Commerce Times: Coping With Software Licensing Challenges in the Cloud, 11/15/16

SearchSalesforce: Despite Initial Fanfare Salesforce IoT Cloud Still Seeks User Enthusiasm, 11/07/16 Enterprises Becoming Digital Software and Services Leaders, 11/01/16

Datamation: What’s Driving CFOs to the Cloud? 10/31/16

SearchCRM: Omnichannel Data at Core of New Cloud Commerce Offerings, 10/24/16

E-Commerce Times: Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud, 10/12/16

SearchSalesforce: Can Salesforce AI with Einstein catch the next AI wave? 09/13/16

E-Commerce Times: Deconstructing the Software Business, 09/09/16

E-Commerce Times: The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market, 08/05/16

Datamation: Rethinking Software Development in IoT, 07/11/16

E-Commerce Times: Leveraging IoT to Redefine Your Business, 07/08/16

E-Commerce Times: Redefining the Vendor-Customer Relationship in the IoT, 06/17/16

SearchSalesforce: Demandware E-Commerce Technology Puts Arrow in Salesforce Quiver, 06/16/16 How Microsoft’s LinkedIn Acquisition Changes the Competitive Landscape, 06/14/16 Peeling Back the Layers of the IoT Onion, 05/24/16

E-Commerce Times: The Emergence of Managed IoT Services, 05/13/16 The Challenges of Becoming a Software Company, 05/02/16

SearchAWS: AWS Competitors Gain Ground in Cloud Market, 04/26/16

E-Commerce Times: Disrupting Software Development in an On-Demand World, 04/08/16 What Oracle and Google Don’t Understand About the Cloud, 03/21/16

E-Commerce: Mainstream Industries Form IoT Vanguard, 03/09/16

Cloudnexa Blog: Resolving the SysOps versus DevOps Dispute in the Cloud, 03/08/16

Datamation: Chief Digital Officer or Chief IoT Officer? 02/18/16

Ipswitch Blog: Secure IoT Data Transfer Essential to Business Success, 02/11/16

SearchSalesforce: What’s Behind the Proliferation of Salesforce PaaS Offerings? 02/10/16

E-Commerce Times: The Internet of Things’ Big Software Challenge, 02/09/16 ISVs Crossing the Cloud Chasm, 02/02/16

Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog: How IoT Redefines Application & Infrastructure Monitoring, 01/26/16

The Future of Customer Engagement and Commerce: The CIO’s Strategic Role in a Great Customer Experience, 01/21/16

Cloudnexa Blog: How to Avoid the 3 Hidden Cloud Cost Traps, 01/14/16

E-Commerce Times: The Cloud Complexity Challenge, 01/12/16

Ipswitch Network Monitor Blog: IoT Changes Roles and Responsibilities for IT Pros, 01/07/16

Wall Street Journal: Applying the Long-Tail to the Internet of Things, 01/05/16

2015 Insights

E-Commerce Times: Forces That Will Reshape the IT Landscape in 2016, 12/04/15

SearchCRM: Despite Cloud-Based CRM Success Data Silo Issues Remain, 12/02/15 Turning the Long Tail Around in the IoT, 11/30/15

Cloudnexa Blog: Overcoming Cloud Complexity with a New Breed of Managed Services, 11/23/15 Technology Becomes Pivotal Battleground in 2016, 11/16/15

E-Commerce Times: CFOs Calculate Benefits of Cloud ERP, 11/13/15

SearchCRM: SAP’s Customer Engagement Strategy Could Trump CRM, 11/03/15

SearchCRM: Salesforce’s Foray Into IoT Extends Personalized CRM, 11/02/15

The Future of Customer Engagement and Commerce: Who’s Responsible for the Customer Experience (Hint: It’s Not the CMO)? 10/28/15 Tracking the Channel’s Role in IoT and Cloud Opportunities, 10/19/15

E-Commerce Times: Cloud Consulting Acquisitions Accelerate, 10/02/15

SearchAWS: AWS Reliability Outweighs Risk of Cloud Outages, 09/29/15 Launches IoT Cloud – Provides Path to Business Benefits, 09/21/15

E-Commerce Times: SaaS’ Next Wave – Customer Lifetime Value Management, 09/04/15

Datamation: IoT – Time to Get on Board, 08/18/15

E-Commerce Times: GE Blazes Trail to Industrial Internet, 08/14/15

SearchAWS: AWS Poised to Succeed in Evolution of IoT, 08/07/15

E-Commerce Times: Waiting for the Internet of Things, 07/14/15 Five Reasons IoT Isn’t Happening, 07/13/15

SearchAWS: Cloud Computing Definition in Constant Flux, 06/15

E-Commerce Times: Aligning IoT, the Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives, 06/12/15 EMC Acquires Virtustream to Offer Enterprise-Class Managed Cloud Services, 05/28/15

SearchAWS: AWS Educate Arms Future Admins With Cloud Skills, 05/21/15

E-Commerce Times: Redesigning Products and Services for the Internet of Things, 05/15/15 Defying the Discipline of Market Leaders via the Cloud, 05/13/15

APMdigest: IoT Ultimate Test for APM – Monitoring Infinite Microservices Demands New Approach to APM, 05/11/15

SearchAWS: Amazon Earnings Numbers Show AWS Success & IaaS Growth, 04/30/15 Navigating the Digital Transformation Process, 04/27/15

All Analytics: Emancipating Big Data: Analytics Via the Cloud, 04/24/15

E-Commerce Times: Shopping for Algorithms and APIs in the Cloud, 04/10/15

Datamation: Why the Time is Right for a Chief IoT Officer, 04/09/15

SearchAWS: Amazon Web Services Confusion Spurs Interest in Managed Cloud Services, 04/09/15 How Arrow Electronics Is Channeling IoT, Big Data and Cloud Opportunities, 03/30/15

Datamation: How IT Will Be Redefined By IoT, 03/17/15 IoT Turning Products into Information Services via the Cloud, 03/15/15

E-Commerce Times: Capitalizing on the Cloud to Transform Your Business via IoT, 03/06/15 Attaining Four Levels of Internet of Things Benefits, 02/17/15

E-Commerce Times: CFOs Open Purse Strings to Accelerate Cloud Adoption, 02/13/15

E-Commerce Times: IT’s 10 Steps to IoT Success, 01/09/15

SearchAWS: Overcoming the Pitfalls of Today’s IaaS Price Wars, 01/07/15

To read more past insights, click here.


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