May, 2012


Welcome to the May Cirrostratus Group Newsletter. has highlighted several of their regular contributors and I am pleased to be included. If you would like to learn some things about me that you might not know take a look at my profile on Sandhill.


Last week I had the opportunity to see Geoffrey Moore speak about his new book Escape Velocity. He is a great speaker and I think that his thoughts are very applicable to larger software and service organizations trying to figure out how they escape from their past and focus on future cloud based offers.


Please contact me if I can be of assistance to you or your organization. I would be very interested in hearing about your plans for the Cloud.

Paul Ressler
The Cirrostratus Group




Future of Cloud Computing


Northbridge Venture Partners and several collaborators have developed the Future of Cloud Computing Survey 2012. This survey was also done last year so it will be interesting to see how the results have changed. The purpose is to understand and potentially predict the trend that will significantly change cloud adoption. If you have not participated in this survey I would encourage you to do so and you can connect to the survey here.


The Future of Cloud Computing is a website sponsored by Northbridge and has a variety of resources and blog postings on Cloud Computing. It's worth taking a look.


Mobile Use of Your SaaS Application


Tablet computers such as the iPad and the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) to work trend have combined with the increased use of smartphones to rapidly accelerate the use of mobile devices in business. When you designed your SaaS application this may not have been the case and you may not have foreseen this change. Are you and your SaaS application prepared to deal with this change?


I've outlined some of the key questions to ask yourself to understand whether your SaaS solution is prepared for the continued rapid growth of mobile and whether you are taking advantage of the opportunities this presents. Continue reading my blog posting here.

Escape Velocity by Geoffrey A. Moore

I had the opportunity to see Geoffrey Moore speak last week. He is a great speaker, candid, interactive and willing to discuss new ideas with his audience. The tagline on the title of his newest book, Escape Velocity, is "Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past" and it is really about innovation and change in successful larger technology organizations.


He talked about various kinds of power that an organization has including category power, company power, and market power. The two areas of power that resonated with me were offer power and execution power since that is where we can make significant impacts.


I have not read the book yet but I have put it on my reading list. If you ever get a chance to hear Geoffrey speak, take advantage of the opportunity, it will be worthwhile.


Contact Paul Ressler at the The Cirrostratus Group

In This Issue
Future of Cloud Computing Survey
Mobile Use of Your SaaS Application
Geoffrey Moore
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