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10 Things you didn’t know about me

Curt Monash, data guru, blogger, analyst and IT personality posted an interesting entry on his lessor known www.softwarememories.com blog, which I was directed to, thanks to Ray Wang’s tweet.

You can read about the suggested rules of the meme by reading Curt’s entries on his post. But the basic premise is to list 10 things […]

How SaaS vendors can increase revenues, overcome objections & lower costs

It’s been a while since I wrote a SaaSparilla report, but as luck would have it my recent presentation at the SDForum Cloud Computing SIG, had some SaaSy aspects to it which generated some buzz and interest, which I thought I’d repeat here.

As per the title of the post, How can SaaS vendors increase […]

MDM M&A Candidates – Who’s Who of Who’s Left (Win a Flip Ultra HD)

Thanks everyone again for the enthusiastic response to my Tibco-Netrics post. Given the feedback and number of readers to the article it’s like Rachel says in the sitcom Friends:

“And hey, just so you know — it’s NOT that common, it DOESN’T happen to every guy, and it IS a big deal!”

While […]

Tibco buys Netrics – MDM M&A Exhaustion or Ho Hum Deal?

Firstly, allow me to extend my usual congratulations to the startup being acquired. To the Netrics team, hopefully it was a good exit for you and I wish you all the best at Tibco.

My apologies to those who emailed me wondering why I had no commentary on the day of the Tibco-Netrics announcement. My […]

RainStor, Gear6, Riverbed. A Trifecta Of Offerings for Improving Cloud Computing Performance

Last night I attended and also presented at another excellent SDForum Cloud Computing SIG (Special Interest Group). The topic for the evening’s discussion was Cloud Computing Performance.

There were about 80+ attendees and the discussions, together with Q&A after each presentation were excellent. Many thanks, as usual, to Bernard Golden of Hyperstratus for organizing the […]

Retention and Compliance: The other side of the big data problem

There has been quite a bit written about Big Data including a whole issue with more mainstream articles in The Economist last month.

Interestingly, most of the talk has been focused on how to process and analyze “Big Data for Fast Insights”, which happens to be Aster Data‘s catchy tagline. Also to that end, interest […]

10 Marketing lessons from @shitmydadsays tweets

If you are one of the 1M+ followers of @shitmydadsays, the following tweets will be instantly recognizable. If not, shitmydadsays is a Twitter account started by Justin, aged 29, who decided to tweet his hilarious and often profound sayings from his 74 year old dad. This has become such a phenomenon that CBS has picked […]

Dr. Mark, I’m a busy PM, how do I get these salespeople off my back!

Dr. Mark, I am a product manager and salespeople are constantly hounding me for new features saying that they need them for their prospects to close business. Meanwhile I’m up to my eyeballs in features that needed to be implemented “yesterday” for irrate customers, and I’m busy putting in new processes that tie our requirements […]

Data Retention Solutions – Powered by RainStor Interview

Ramon Chen, VP Product Management at RainStor, describes the types of solutions that can be delivered using RainStor and which ISVs should consider embedding RainStor technology. Ramon also highlights how SIs and MSPs can benefit from using RainStor within the solutions they deliver to their clients.

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$7.5M and 12 Reasons Why RainStor

It is a wonderful day today, sunny, cloudy and definitely RainStormy, all at the same time.

As you may have heard, RainStor (my current company) has received $7.5M series B funding from the wonderful teams at Storm Ventures, Informatica Corporation as well as existing investors Doughty Hanson and Dow Chemical

I would like to add […]