Why developers should embrace the cloud, a discussion with Darren Smith from

By | 2015-03-02T20:37:21+00:00 15 July 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

In the latest of our series of podcasts with developer evangelists from leading vendors I spoke with Darren Smith from In these podcasts we look at 3 trends that each vendor is seeing within the developer community. In his roles as Director of platform sales engineering Darren regularly interacts with developers around the Salesforce [...]

BlueMix: An IBM for Everyone

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:27+00:00 24 February 2014|Analysis, Software Development|

IBM is the quintessential enterprise vendor of IT products and services. From the Mainframe to Smartcloud its offerings have always provided high-end technology for those companies fortunate enough to have pockets deep enough to afford them. This has made IBM into one of the world’s most profitable companies. However it also left openings in markets [...]

Smart Cloud connections: Partner strategies to nurture

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:00 14 October 2011|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Licensing|

Without partners, Independent Software Vendors, Service Providers, System Integrators and other Consultancies would struggle to compete in a global market and also would probably face massive increases in their direct sales forces. Today, the Cloud is changing these partner models. Evolution of the partnership model Over the years we have seen the way that dealers, [...]

Cloud computing – time to start being specific

By | 2016-10-17T10:52:46+00:00 4 July 2011|Uncategorized|

Everywhere you look, the phrase of the last few years has been Cloud computing. When the term first started to be used it was meant to describe a change to the way we would do computing.  In many ways it is an amalgamation and next generation of several technologies - outsourcing, utility based computing, grid [...]