Tag Archives : #AcrossTheNet


SaaS Capital: No Churn – Keep customers and improve your SaaS company valuation (2015 update)

InsightaaS: SaaS Capital has just released a new whitepaper, one which dovetails neatly with the focus of the TCBC group focused on financing cloud businesses. It provides a clear perspective, backed by both research and experience, on the connection between customer churn and valuation. The impact of churn on revenue and growth – the twin […]

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At the juncture of data lakes and C3PO

InsightaaS: One of the bloggers that ATN follows closely is Paul Lewis, CTO for Hitachi Canada, who uses a variety of comedic twists to make serious points about Big Data. Paul’s most recent post, “The Brain of a Grumbling Droid … Adding Data Lakes to Enterprise Information Management,” is a great example of this mixture of […]


TechRepublic: Gartner declares IaaS race decided, AWS wins

InsightaaS: Much has been written about Gartner’s recent take on the IaaS market (including a brief piece that I published in the TCBC forum on LinkedIn). The linkedIn piece focuses on the contention that buyers should beware of suppliers other than AWS, Microsoft and Google. Today’s featured post, from TechRepublic, takes a somewhat different approach. It highlights […]

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Big fish, small fish, fast fish, slow fish!

InsightaaS: In the process of launching the Toronto Cloud Business Coalition, I’ve had a chance to learn from thought leaders from many different companies and contexts. Today’s ATN feature comes from a discussion that I had with Shawn Rosemarin of VMware, who highlighted this post from World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab. The ‘hook’ from […]


“Thefacebook” – a model for cloud?

InsightaaS: Earlier this month, the MIT Technology Review published a piece examining an academic paper written by professors from the University of Colorado Boulder and Stanford. The article, “Network Archaeologists Discover Two Types of Social Network Growth in Historical Facebook Data,” looks at how Thefacebook.com spread through universities in 2004-2006. The key finding is that there […]