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Cloud Stocks: Six Cloud Stock Picks Based on PaaS Prospects

Posted on Tuesday, May 7th 2019
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Cloud products often tend to have low switching costs. The best way to create exit barriers is to have a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) strategy and invite entrepreneurial developers to come develop apps on it. As apps gain traction, some of the startups developing them can be acquired. Integration is easy because of the technology stack compatibility.

This is my analysis of how SaaS companies need to be scaled inorganically.

With this lens on, I have identified a set of cloud stocks that look promising for the next decade.

1. Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM). Their lead is so great in this space, that the chance of anyone else catching up is minuscule if not zero. Further analysis here.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: George Gallegos, CEO of Jitterbit (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Dec 10th 2018

Jitterbit focuses on integrating cloud applications and caters to the non-technical users. Read on to understand the space better.

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

George Gallegos: I’m the CEO. I’ve been at Jitterbit since the beginning. We are an API transformation company. We help companies go through their digital transformation and connect all of their cloud to on-premise. We help them streamline that so that they can be more competitive.

Sramana Mitra: Can you double-click down on that and tell us how you do it? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Lior Koriat, CEO of Quali (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 7th 2018

This discussion delves into the depths of the decade-long evolution of the DevOps space.

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

Lior Koriat: I am the CEO of Quali. Quali is an innovator in the field of Environment-as-a-Service over any cloud infrastructure. I joined the company in 2007 as the VP of R&D and became CEO in late 2008. Prior to joining Quali, I founded and managed an engineering services company in Israel called Intellitech.

I joined Quali in 2007. Back then, it was focused on the industry around robotics and aviation. At that point, we believed that there is a large >>>

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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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Oracle Needs to Make a Bold Move

Posted on Thursday, Jun 21st 2018

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) recently reported its fourth quarter results that surpassed market expectations. But the Street was not very thrilled as the analysts remained worried about the continued slowdown in the cloud segment. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Jeff Swearingen, CEO of SecureLink (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 7th 2018

Jeff provides a window into the remote access world through this interview, a world that is vastly more complex today than it used to be.

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

Jeff Swearingen: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of SecureLink.

Sramana Mitra: What does SecureLink do? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Anne Bonaparte, CEO of Appthority (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 4th 2018

The perimeter of the enterprise is disappearing. What happens to Security?

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

Anne Bonaparte: I’m CEO of Appthority. Appthority is a venture-backed company. It’s a mobile security company and we’re focused on protecting what matters most in the enterprise context, which is enterprise data and employee privacy. As we all know, we can’t live without our phones, both for personal and business use. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Brian Jacobs of Emergence Capital (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 21st 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Brian Jacobs, Emergence Capital was recorded in October 2014. 

Brian Jacobs is General Partner, Emergence Capital, SaaS/Cloud domain experts boasting a fabulous portfolio, including solid exits like SuccessFactors, Yammer, and Veeva. He discusses his views on where cloud opportunities are likely to be at this point. While we’re in a mature market, he is still bullish on innovation.

Sramana Mitra: Silicon Valley seems like an incredibly arrogant place. Silicon Valley was actually afraid when the dot-com bubble had burst. You can actually feel the fear in the air. Against that backdrop, Emergence 

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