June, 2013



Welcome to the June Cirrostratus Group Newsletter.


I will be giving a lightning talk, "Thinking Strategically About Mobile SaaS", on Thursday, July 11th at the Boston Cloud Services Meetup Group.


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



  Are Your New SaaS Customers Like Baby Sea Turtles?

Sea Turtles have to survive on their instincts and many don't live very long. Don't treat your new customers like baby sea turtles. My recent blog post gives some suggestions of how you should treat your new SaaS customers so they have a better chance of survival.

My Comments on 2013 Future of Cloud Computing Survey
The 2013 Future of Cloud Computing Survey results were just released. This is the third year of this comprehensive survey covering Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). Here are my thoughts on some of the important points for SaaS providers. The entire survey results can be viewed here.
Oracle's New Partnerships
Oracle and Salesforce have just announced a new partnership to integrate their clouds in a way that will allow customers to exchange data between the Oracle and Salesforce applications. This partnership is an example of the ecosystems discussed in my blog post above and indicates the importance of data integration.
Oracle and Microsoft have also announced a new partnership which will allow Oracle software to run on Microsoft Azure. Bloomberg's article on both partnerships gives a good perspective.


Contact Paul Ressler at the The Cirrostratus Group

In This Issue
Baby Sea Turtles
Future of Cloud Computing Survey
Oracle's New Partnerships
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