Imagine the scenes from any of the last few Black Fridays with people lined
up for days to grab the new flat screen TV or a new iPhone. The moment the
gates open up there is usually a crowd of people swarming like bees, trying
to get their hands on what they can, and yes there were also many reported
cases of snatching, grabbing and what not. If only the world of cloud storage
could be so dramatic!
Well, cloud storage is a much quieter place, but don't get me wrong, there is
definitely action going on. Just this week both Microsoft and Google
announced a FREE give away of over 100GB of combined Cloud storage space.
Provided you clicked at the right places and jumped over a few hoops, yes the
storage is all yours. All 102 GB, in fact.
Over the years, cloud storage has become a convenient space to share photos,
documents, and anything else you can think of. We have, i... (more)
On Tuesday, March 23rd, I will speak to a technology audience in Raleigh, NC
at the Data4Decisions Conference about Cloud Monetization and how the next
frontier in Cloud computing is not about infrastructure or even jumping on
the Cloud, but really driving the home run when it comes to generating
revenues over the Cloud. Yes, these are not revenues that will be generated
by some business using that is remotely connected to the Cloud but creating
recurring revenues through the Cloud directly, powered by the Cloud directly,
provisioned, measured o the Cloud - directly.
Consider th... (more)
Building a case for the cloud is extremely easy. I can list 10 different
elements of the cloud that make it the best thing since sliced bread!
The SaaS model has truly revolutionized the way software is being used.
Convenient, hosted on the now cloud, without the need for IT or hardware and
so many more advantages. So what is cloud-based billing? A recent piece by
Gigaom helps explain why cloud billing is beneficial and how it helps vendors
move all aspects of a paper-based system to the cloud. But isn't that old
technology? Isn't that about generating a PDF file and sending it to... (more)
Three Essential Steps to Generating Pandemic SaaS Sales | Part 1
Selling is a profession that you can never take lightly. To be successful at
marketing and selling something you have got to be the best, on top of your
game, ahead of the competition and ready to do what nobody else dares to do.
The world of SaaS sales is no different. Competition can be cutthroat, with
every next company offering the best shiniest object that can help you cure
your worst nightmares and keep your numbers and yes the boss happy. That's
far too easy!
So what is it that differentiates the lions form t... (more)
Without wasting any of your time, let me be just as straightforward as I can.
Cloud computing may fail miserably and all the hype associated with it may
just disappoint all the technology pundits, and although it may not seem
something that is going to happen anytime soon, let me give you just five
reasons why i think this is a likelihood;
Reason 1 Companies May Never Adopt Jumping on the Cloud bandwagon is a bit of
a task if you are stuck with a slow moving corporate structure. It may take
ages and while your systems may not need an upgrade, you may just get by by
keeping your e... (more)