3 Posts for April 2011
I just completed the last two stops in a multi-city tour of full day educational sessions on best practices for rolling out Software as a Service (SaaS). During the past couple of weeks I have had the privilege to present to and learn from audiences in Boston, Santa Clara, Tel Aviv (a hotbed of startup activity), and London. I was also privileged to be able to call on the tremendous presentation skills and knowledge of some experienced people that live the business of cloud services day to day. For anyone interested, all the presentation material is available on slideshare.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank:
- Phil Wainewright — blogger and head of the EuroCloud
- Dani Shomrom — SaaS Strategist and Founder and CEO of the Israel SaaS Center
- Rick Nucci — Boomi Chief Technology Officer at Dell Boomi
- Martyn Arbon — Chief Technical Officer, StepStone Solutions
- Avner Algom — CEO of the Israeli Cloud Association for connecting us to the excellent SaaS community in Israel
- Luke Freiler – CEO of Centercode – a SaaS startup who walked us through his years of dealing with monetizing SaaS
- Chris Cranfill – VP of Business Development for CloudOne
- And my colleagues Jake Fox and Shlomo Weiss for bravely daring the demo gods at these events.
There were some key themes that emerged at these events…
Some recent articles I found online got me thinking about a post I made a little under a year ago – One Man’s License is another Man’s Poison. When I looked at it again – it took me a minute to figure out the chart.
Charts that take more than a few seconds to figure out are not very good charts.
So I decided to re-do it.