One of the most exciting trends in the tech industry currently is Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Developer Ecosystems. Entrepreneurs looking for a capital-efficient strategy should seriously consider bootstrapping by piggybacking on these PaaS players.>>>
This Udemy bundle is for IT and IT-enabled businesses wanting to understand how to get early clients by providing services, as well as existing IT-service companies looking to transition into product businesses.
Why is this set of skills so important?>>>
At the end of 2020, I wrote Big Idea 2021: SaaS Companies Will Create 10 Million Jobs with the central thesis that SaaS players would evolve into PaaS to create deeper moats around their core market positions and gain access to the related force multiplier.
To recap on the assumptions:
By guest author Shaloo Shalini
For the second interview in the series Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing (TLCC), Sramana talks with Fred van den Bosch.
Fred van den Bosch, CEO of Librato, shares his thoughts on cloud computing, drawing from his wealth of experience in the enterprise software industry. During his fourteen-year career at VERITAS Software (later acquired by Symantec), Fred played a key role in the company’s success, which grew from a small startup to a multibillion dollar company. Fred worked as the as executive vice president of engineering and CTO at VERITAS. Later, he was CEO of PANTA Systems, a manufacturer of data warehouse appliances. Fred started his career at Stanford Research Institute and also held various engineering and management positions at the data systems division of Philips. >>>
By guest authors Shaloo Shalini and Pablo Chacin
In the following interview, Sramana talks to Mark Settle. Read on for insights into how cloud computing is shaping up large enterprises such as BMC and the industry in general.
Mark Settle joined BMC Software in June 2008 as CIO. Prior to BMC, he served as the CIO of four Fortune 300 companies: Corporate Express, Arrow Electronics, Visa International, and Occidental Petroleum. Mark has worked in a variety of industries including consumer products, high-tech distribution, financial services, and oil and gas. During the early stages of his career, he was the director of a systems integration business unit within Hughes Aircraft Company. Settle’s formal training is in the geological sciences. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA program scientist. >>>
By Sramana Mitra and guest authors Pablo Chacin and Saurabh Mallik
This is the first interview in our series on cloud computing. Sramana talks with Pat Toole, the CIO of IBM. He is responsible for advancing the company’s transformation agenda and aligning IBM’s information technology investments with the company’s business strategy. Pat became CIO of IBM in 2009, and before that he was the general manager of IBM’s intellectual property, overseeing the direction of the company’s intellectual property portfolio and global patent program while advancing company-wide intellectual property and innovation. Pat has been with IBM since 1984 in various senior executive positions. >>>
Over the past few weeks, I have been speaking with a series of thought leaders in cloud computing. We will soon be publishing these in-depth interviews. Let me share a few thoughts with you based on what I have heard thus far across various conversations. >>>
By guest author Shaloo Shalini
Cloud computing is poised delicately on the peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle, holding a lot of promise but also characterized by several known limitations and unknowns. The sector is probably ready to slide down the trough of reality. >>>