July, 2014



Welcome to the July Cirrostratus Group Newsletter.


The early bird discount for the Internet of Things conference, Connected Cloud Summit, expires today, July 31st. Register today and use the promotional code CCSIoT14 when you do. This will save you an additional $100 off the Early Bird price. I sent out a special email earlier in July specifically on the Connected Cloud Summit and you can refer to that email for additional information.

Paul Ressler
The Cirrostratus Group




Healthcare Organizations - Use of Cloud Services
Healthcare organizations have not been in the forefront of the SaaS revolution, however based on this recent Forbes article it is clear that healthcare organizations are now using a substantial amount of cloud services, specifically 83% of healthcare organizations are currently using cloud services. The article provides a good view of how the market will evolve.  
How Long Should my Free Trial Be?

I am currently helping a non-profit select some new software and I am again reminded of how important a free trial is in the evaluation process. We decided that if a vendor did not offer a free trial they would not be considered. Although we did not run across the issue I don't believe we would have shortlisted a product that had a short (7-21 day) trial period.

I thought this article by Lincoln Murphy did a good job of talking about free trial lengths and how to make that decision.


Contact Paul Ressler at the The Cirrostratus Group

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SaaS for Healthcare Organizations
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