Now we know that most of our customers are small business owners and we help them grow, and to them this is not a big deal. But it is a big deal to us. We simply could not offer our customers the same level of service if we hosted everything ourselves and our performance would not be nearly as good with a local data center as we get on the IBM Cloud.
How IBM Cloud is building a rich ecosystem for developers and startups - Thoughts On Cloud
As you can see in the article the IBM Cloud ecosystem is aimed largely at developers and startups (Like Us and our Customers) and that is significant.
We are looking at the following Initiatives that will add more services to our packages and those will also enlarge our base to provide services to larger customers as well.
- Integration Platform as a Service (IPaas) where we will be running an Enterprise Service Bus with connectors to ALL 325 of our Applications. No small task, but when we are done, we will literally be able to integrate and inter-operate between all our solutions and most Software as a Service Solutions such as SalesForce.com
- Event Processing using https://ifttt.com/ which will bring all our applications up a notch so events on your phone or social media can initiate a workflow that interacts with and inter-operates with all our applications using the IPaaS above.
- All of this will be done on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that will be agile and cost effective, giving our subscribers the ability to define their own solutions as compositions from any of the integrated applications in our suite or on the web.
Pretty exciting times ahead if I do say so myself. Stay tuned for more details.