Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies Joins The BSM Blog
January 15, 2012
Pete Goldin
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APMdigest is pleased to announce that Jeff Kaplan, Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, has joined The BSM Blog.

THINKstrategies is a consulting firm that focuses entirely on the business implications of the transformation of the software and technology industry from a product-centric to a services-driven operating model, including Cloud Computing.

THINKstrategies helps its clients capitalize on this trend so they can achieve their business objectives. It specifically helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies.

Kaplan is also the founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace, the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best practice resource center with over 1685 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company listings across over 90 Application, Industry and Service categories.

Prior to forming THINKstrategies, Jeff served as VP of Marketing and Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, an Internet Operations Management Services Provider. Before joining InterOPS, Jeff was Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services (INS) and subsequently Lucent Technologies, which acquired INS. Jeff also spent 13 years as a leading industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group.

Jeff is a founding member of Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) SaaS Executive Council, and is a member of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.

He is an organizer and frequent speaker at various industry conferences, including track-moderator for NetworkWorld’s IT Roadmap; chairman of CloudWorld and Cloud Futures conferences; and a founding member of the SaaScon Advisory Board.

He is also a contributing columnist for BusinessWeek, Mass High Tech Journal, E-Commerce Times, Financial Times of London, NetworkWorld, Datamation, Business Communications Review, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, InformationWeek, Managing Automation, and the Web Hosting Industry Review.

Jeff is also a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium; Senior Advisor to Triple-Tree, LCC, a leading investment banking firm focused on IT/business services; and member of Pacific Crest Securities’ Mosaic Expert Network. He has also served on the Board of Directors of AMR Research, and numerous corporate advisory boards.

Related Links:

Click here to read Jeff Kaplan's first blog: Three Tiers of Analytic Possibilities in the Cloud

www.cloudshowplace.com

www.thinkstrategies.com

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