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R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200. Ray is well quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CGTN, Tech Crunch, Business Week, and Fortune. He has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 10 years. Ray resides in Silicon Valley when not traveling 500,000 miles a year in the air.

4 responses to “Tuesday’s Tip: 10 Cloud and SaaS Apps Strategies For 2010”

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  2. Priyanka D

    SaaS is definitely gonna get more happening through 2010!

  3. Ryan @ Appirio

    Hi Ray– fantastic list.

    CIOs often struggle to find a partner to help them answer these questions and make the transition to cloud computing. Their traditional partners have too much to lose to move from the status quo, and have expertise in all the wrong areas– it doesn’t matter anymore how good they are at managing a server farm.

    That’s why we expect a new type of partner to emerge, offering what we are calling “cloudsourcing.” Its the natural combination of two trends that have dominated how enterprises utilize information technology over the last 2 decades. The first is a shift in how IT is architected– from mainframe to client server to cloud-based technology. The second is a shift in how IT is sourced and delivered–from a purely in-house function to a function increasingly delivered by specialized vendors.

    Here’s our take on cloudsourcing— looking forward to continuing the dialog!


  4. Dave - Surge Consulting Group

    Thanks for the tips! Good Stuff!

    Surge Consulting Group