At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce (TTCIC), Ronald Hinds - CEO of Teleios Systems Ltd. - was elected President of the TTCIC.
Living in a Cloud world, we should all be becoming more and more familiar with the term “as-a-service”. The technology space is buzzing (arguably saturated) with Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) references. Personally, I am happy to see businesses transforming and finding ways to become more efficient and cost effective in a Cloud world.
In an earlier post I talked about why it is critical that Microsoft Partners transform their business to capitalize on (and survive in) the Cloud. One of the things that I have heard when talking to Partners is how hard this transformation is. And it is. To transform is to radically change what you were and this can be painful in many cases. But the choice is clear, it’s either deal with the pain and transform or watch your business lose out on the massive opportunity that Cloud brings
Over the last period of time, I have been talking to a wide variety of Microsoft Partners throughout the Latin America Region. Partners find themselves at various stages of the journey to the Cloud – some simply starting with moving customers to Office 365 and providing Project Services like migration services. Some Partners are also carving out a place in offering Managed Services to their customers. Regardless of where a Partner finds themselves in the journey, there is one question that we heard repeated over and over again: “How? How do we make money in the Cloud?”