The value of cloud computing to the enterprise

As cloud computing continues to evolve, prospective users want to know the benefits it has to offer.

In part two of our podcast with Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies Inc., Jeff discusses the value of cloud computing to the enterprise, along with the cloud's advantages over a more traditional, managed hosting model.

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 Jeff Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to services-driven solutions. THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies.

Kaplan is also the founder of the Managed Service Showplace (www.thinkmsp.com) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace (www.thinksaas.com), the highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directories and best practice resource centers focused on SaaS and managed services.

He has a BA in Urban Planning from Rutgers University and MBA from Boston College.


This was first published in August 2009

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