If you you attended the All About The Cloud Conference this week in San Francisco and participated socially, there is a good chance that your tweets are chronicled here in our Social Round Up.
Business Intelligence and data software companies Indicee and Pervasive have teamed up to launch a dashboard that will track Twitter activity during the All About the Cloud today through Thursday, May 10. The dashboard shows real-time tweet velocity, thanks to Indicee's streaming capabilities, and traditional Twitter analytics with a Pervasive connector.
Here are 19 companies to check out at All about the Cloud, brought to you by SIIA, which starts on May 8th and ends on May 10th. The conference will be located at The Palace Hotel on 2 New Montgomery street. We hope to see you there!
SIIA & OpSource's All About The Cloud Conference is happening next week in San Francisco. If you have never been to this event, seriously think about going. I'm not just saying this because DS is a SIIA partner, but because over the last 3 years I have made some of my closest friends and customers at the All About The Cloud.
IBM's Watson will be attending All About the Cloud next week. You'll be able to engage with Watson at the IBM booth in the Cloud Showcase during a special session on Wednesday, learn about the implications of Watson on the next generation of computing.
Phil asked the question in so many words, how do you educate people to use your products?
Michael Crandell, CEO of RightScale shared his perspective,
“We’ve focused on trying to provide content of value in one or another forms. It’s stating the obvious that if you have a SaaS offering, your customers are on the web, so you are offering the product on the web and that’s where you need to reach them.”
He proclaimed, “The product really is the marketing”
The point seemed to suggest that it is a good idea to give users exposure and educate them at the same time. Using free trials or free offerings to get new users in the mix has a profound significance in delivering value, while allowing a risk-free surface impression of the product. The conversation shifted onto the use of education tools like webinars. Mr. Crandell continued regarding this medium that the following rule should be in effect, ‘stay low on the salesy part, and high on the content part.’ He went on to share that using other tools like forums, knowledge bases and wikis have proven to also bring ‘content of value’
-some other good stuff from GoodData:
CEO of GoodData, Roman Stanek summarized the state of innovation this way. He indicated it used to be innovative companies had innovative IT people bringing innovation to companies and now its all about the innovative consumers themselves. He also said in reference to their philosophy, “we don’t just deliver bits and bytes, we deliver the whole experience.”
Here's a list of 5 thought leaders we feel you should connect with at the All About The Cloud conference this week in San Francisco. The rankings are in no particular order.