My co-worker recently made a reference to the weather in one of his blog posts, so I thought I would do the same thing. I see Clouds in our future, and that’s a good thing.
My fascination with Cloud Applications started in late 2009 when we brought Mike Carter on to start our Salesforce.com practice. On the brink of starting a new subsidiary that focuses exclusively on leveraging cloud applications and social strategies in the enterprise, I thought it would be a good opportunity to express what I appreciate about companies like Salesforce.com, Workday, Marketo and Dell-Boomi. Today’s true cloud vendors provide benefit to customers and are changing the landscape of enterprise applications as we know them. Here are some of the characteristics that I feel make these offerings very relevant today: