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10 Udemy Courses on How to Build a Startup by Piggybacking on a Platform

Posted on Saturday, Dec 18th 2021

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.

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10 Udemy Courses on How to Build a Product Startup Using Services

Posted on Monday, Oct 18th 2021

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?

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Cloud Stocks and PaaS: Which SaaS Players Will Win in PaaS

Posted on Monday, Jan 11th 2021

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:

  • IF 1000 SaaS companies open up their platforms as a service, PaaS, as Salesforce.com does, by 2025
  • IF each platform lets startups sell through its marketplace, as Salesforce.com does, by 2025
  • IF each platform empowers 1000 startups to build on its stack by 2025
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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 9th 2018

This is a very interesting and close look into the IT Managed Services Industry.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Kaseya.

Fred Voccola: I’m the CEO of Kaseya. We are the leading provider of IT and cloud infrastructure management solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Everyone defines SMBs a little bit differently.  >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Shan Sinha, CEO of HighFive (Part 1)

Posted on Sunday, Feb 11th 2018

The online multimedia collaboration space is rich with opportunities for entrepreneurship. Read on for an in-depth perspective.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to HighFive and yourself.

Shan Sinha: HighFive is a all-in-one videoconferencing system. We build the easiest-to-use videoconferencing systems in the market. One of the things that makes us unique is that it’s a 100% cloud-based solution. It combines both hardware and software to deliver a solution that not only gives businesses of all sizes the best end-user experience but also an amazing platform for >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Evident.io CEO Tim Prendergast (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 27th 2017

Tim discusses cloud security challenges in this short conversation.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Evident.io.

Tim Prendergast: I’m a long-time information security practitioner and one of the early cloud computing adopters. My history goes way back to the early days of PGP encryption and more recently before I started Evident.io, I was one of the principal architects of Adobe.

My focus was on the cloud computing side of the house and transforming that company from someone who had user experiences >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ken Fang, President of Mobomo (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 30th 2017

What use cases are emerging at the cusp of mobile, cloud, AI chatbots and spoken interfaces? Read on for a thoughtful discussion.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Mobomo.

Ken Fang: I’m the President of Mobomo. Mobomo is a mobile web cloud company. We help federal agencies as well as commercial organizations transform their business primarily through mobile web cloud.

Sramana Mitra: Your customer base is mostly federal agencies? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Daniel Saks, Co-CEO of AppDirect (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 14th 2017

We’ve discussed the trend of small businesses wanting to buy various cloud services from one trusted vendor. This discussion highlights the same trend, but the solution is different. Read on for more.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing to yourself and AppDirect.

Daniel Saks: I’m the President and Co-CEO of AppDirect. AppDirect makes it incredibly easy for businesses around the world to find, buy, and manage cloud software from their local trusted providers. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Ajay Gulati, CEO of ZeroStack (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jul 20th 2017

This discussion focuses on the infrastructure end of private clouds.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself and ZeroStack to our audience.

Ajay Gulati: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of ZeroStack. I started this company with a couple of other friends about three years ago. Prior to ZeroStack, I was at VMWare for a long time. One of the problems that we noticed with lots of companies is that there were companies who were looking at this new cloud-based model of IT both for building their applications and deploying their >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Sash Sunkara, CEO of Rackware (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21st 2017

A deep-dive into cloud infrastructure.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Rackware.

Sash Sunkara: I’m the CEO and Founder of Rackware. My Co-Founder is Todd Matters. He’s my Chief Architect. We started Rackware in 2009. Rackware is a cloud management platform specifically targeted at mid-size to larger enterprises. We have a cloud management suite of products. We started off migrating applications into a variety of private and public clouds. Soon after, we introduced disaster recovery in the cloud. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Rob Bonavito, CEO of Jaggaer (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 22nd 2017

Supply Chains are becoming deeply integrated, cloud-based phenomena. We introduced you to some exciting trends in the Inspyrus story earlier. This discussion further explores this topic, as well as the opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Jaggaer and also some background about yourself.

Rob Bonavito: I’m the CEO of Jaggaer. Jaggaer is a 22-year-old company. It provides a comprehensive and complete spend solution suite across the commercial, higher ed, and life sciences industry. I recently joined the company six months ago. Let me >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Chris McNabb, CEO of Dell Boomi (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Nov 17th 2016

We’ve covered the cloud integration space before. Dell Boomi is Dell’s cloud integration arm with over 150 Fortune 500 customers.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s being by introducing our audience to Dell Boomi as well as yourself.

Chris McNabb: I’m the CEO for a company called Dell Boomi. It’s a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. We provide the world’s leading integration Platform-as-a-Service. That is to say that we provide organizations of all sizes with solutions to enterprise integration and enterprise integration problems, all offered up as a service from our cloud. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 14th 2016

Dani Golan discusses trends in enterprise storage.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with an introduction to Kaminario and yourself.

Dani Golan: It’s a pleasure to talk to you. It’s exciting times in IT. If you look at the macro trend—whether it’s cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, the explosion of data is at the center of all that. Kaminario is the next generation storage company that caters to the modern infrastructure. We are essentially the data backbone for data that resides in the cloud.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s talk about what kind of customers you cater to. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Nuxeo CEO Eric Barroca (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Nov 14th 2016

At every sector of enterprise software, cloud services are starting to open up doorways to connect with Artificial Intelligence. This interview is a granular look at the role metadata and data structures plays in that interface.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Nuxeo.

Eric Barroca: I’m the CEO of Nuxeo. We help organizations data assets. We are focusing on helping an organization manage new types of information and assets, especially in the space of media and financial services.

Sramana Mitra: How does this fit into the competitive landscape? There’s a lot of digital asset management solutions that we see. What’s >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Himanshu Palsule, CTO of Epicor Software (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd 2016

We’ve been covering the Vertical Cloud trend extensively. Epicor software is an ERP company focusing on vertical cloud in a big way. Very interesting reading.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Epicor.

Himanshu Palsule: I’m the Chief Product and Technology Officer at Epicor. As many people know, Epicor Software is a leading provider of ERP software globally. We have about 40 years of experience doing this. We serve tens of thousands of customers across 150 countries. We have roughly around $900 million in annual revenue and are headquartered in Austin. We have offices all across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 17th 2016

Zoho has been a tremendous success story in the cloud. In this interview, Sridhar Vembu discusses his strategy for the next phase of growth, and his general observations about the dysfunctions in the cloud ecosystem. Compelling conversation, must read.

Sramana Mitra: It’s been a while that we haven’t talked. We first did your story back in 2007, was it?

Sridhar Vembu: Yes.

Sramana Mitra: Right when you were getting going. Over the years, we’ve talked many times. Where I want to start today is how do you see the evolution of cloud computing and how are you steering the hole in that context? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Blackbaud CTO Mary Beth Westmoreland (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 5th 2016

Blackbaud is a SaaS company that caters to the philanthropic segment—helping non-profits manage their donor management workflows. This interview explores the trends and evolutions of the sector.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Blackbaud and yourself.

Mary Beth Westmoreland: I’m Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Development at Blackbaud. Blackbaud has actually been around for quite some time. We’re the leading provider of software and services for the global philanthropic community. A big chunk of that is the non-profit space. We’ve grown our customer base by about 15% and our stock price by about 70% over the past two years. We’re a growing company. We serve more than 35,000 customers today in the philanthropic space and also the consumers. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Everbridge CEO Jaime Ellertson (Part 1)

Posted on Friday, Mar 25th 2016

If the Brussels attacks have made you wonder about alert systems and such, this discussion will shed some light.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Everbridge.

Jaime Ellertson: I’m the Chairman and CEO of Everbridge. Everbridge is a provider of enterprise SaaS applications that automate information exchange to keep people safe and business running. It is a fast-growing provider of enterprise SaaS applications that automate information exchange to keep people safe and businesses running.

The markets that we participate in are everything from emergency notification, which would be sending out communications like recently in Brussels, to communications and information exchange around IT outages. It could also be a connected hospitals – code alerts and telemedicine – or large community >>>

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