|Are You Reinventing the Wheel on Salesforce? |
The cloud, still in its infancy, is a bit like the Wild West. Fortune hunters, such as consultants fixated on their billable hours or software salespeople obsessed with their commissions, sometimes discover easy money by planting fear or simply distorting facts.
|Navatar Group Brings Cloud Computing To Wall Street |
Has the wave of cloud computing engulfed Wall Street? It appears that more and more firms in the financial epicenter are heading to the cloud in order to cut capital expenditures on servers and applications, especially since the 2007/2008 financial collapse.
|Cloud Computing Takes Shape Over Wall Street |
Cloud computing has made its way onto Wall Street. Firms on Wall Street are now adopting cloud computing practices. This new development follows the recent trends surrounding cloud computing as an increasing number of businesses, educational institutions and individuals are looking to the cloud for their data storage requirements. There are currently over 600 million cloud subscribers around the globe.
|The fund of tomorrow...today |
|Despite these concerns the cloud offers an attractive alternative to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upfront on an in-house IT system, says Alok Misra, the co-founder of Navatar Group, a cloud service provider which customised salesforce.com for private equity clients.|
|Cloud Computing for Wall Street |
Navatar Group highlighted by salesforce.com for their work for financial firms worldwide. Help Wall Street firms become leaner and nimbler following the financial crisis by providing solutions that don't require big software budgets or dedicated IT departments.
|CIO Magazine Highlights Alok Misra's Book |
|Ever get the nagging feeling there's something important you've overlooked? This book can help make sure you've thought everything through before you jump into the cloud. After a quick overview of Salesforce.com and some implementation hypotheticals, the book moves on to page after page of questions to consider before jumping in.|
|Is Multi-Tenancy an Essential Attribute of Cloud Computing Service? |
|So if you're an ISV targeting large enterprise customers, an easier option may be not to be multitenant, so you can tailor for each customer's unique needs. It's a perfectly valid (and maybe lucrative) business model. The issue is that eventually you will turn into a services company or, in other words, most of your revenues will come from services.|
|15 Memorable Cloud Computing Quotes |
|If you want to be a viable cloud vendor selling products, you have no choice your product must be multitenant in order to survive in the cloud world.|
|Alternative IT: InformationWeek article features Navatar cloud products |
|To Julian Koski, CEO of Transparent Value, an asset management unit of Guggenheim Partners, cloud computing is just low-cost IT outsourcing. "The more we can outsource and have someone else do the heavy lifting, the better," Koski says. The company's using an online app from Navatar Group, built on Salesforce.com's Force.com platform, for managing mutual fund investments for its customers...|
|Asset Management Firm Moving Apps to the Cloud |
|This drove the firm to begin using Salesforce.com's hosted customer relationship management software, specifically a version customized by Navatar Group. (Navatar also provides IT support for the system and provides security for the data stored in the CRM database.)...
|Force.com Innovators - Landing on Wall Street With Force.com |
|Sitting in his Wall Street office, Rexlo Joe is a long way from Tamil Nadu, the southern India state he once called home. But the subcontinent is never far from his mind. As lead architect for the Navatar Group, Joe supervises a 45-person team in New Delhi that has helped turn the firm into a leading provider of Force.com applications for the financial sector...|
|SaaS a 'No-Brainer' for Small Wall Street Firms |
|Salesforce in its standard form, however, was not specific enough to the hedge fund business, Quinlan adds, so he turned to a customized version of the offering from SaaS consulting firm Navatar Group...|
|Under One Umbrella - Managing Cloud and Internal Services |
|You can also look at scalability in terms of resource use. "Is there an application that's using a lot of resources?" asks Alok Misra, principal of Navatar Group (www.navatargroup.com), which assists companies that want to go to market in the cloud and which also resells cloud services...|
|Alok Misra, Principal & Co-Founder of Navatar Group, interviewed By Zagada |
|Alok Misra is a top expert in SaaS business transformation and a thought leader in the Cloud Computing world. He has been the driving force behind some of the most complex Independent Service Vendor - ISV applications built on Force.com, His stewardship has, over the last four years, turned Navatar Group into one of the top Salesforce.com consulting partners.|
|Navatar Group listed in Thomson Reuters Support Services Report & Directory |
|The future is here. Navatar Private Equity CRM, built on salesforce.com's cloud computing platform, is getting close to its first 100 private equity/VC customers - all in the space of 18 months. With Navatar Private Equity, your investor relations, fundraising, deal flow and many other operational activities can now become extremely efficient and competitive, for a nominal monthly fee...|
|Navatar Group listed in 4VCO PESS Directory |
|With Navatar Private Equity, your investor relations, fundraising, deal flow and many other operational activities can now become extremely efficient and competitive, for a nominal monthly fee. It includes licenses from salesforce.com - there are no other hidden fees or charges.|
|High Street Picks Navatar PE Cloud |
|Chicago-based private equity firm, High Street Capital, has ed Navatar Group. The New York-based company's Navatar Private Equity Cloud will manage High Street's fundraising, deal flow, portfolio and capital calls/distributions...|
|The silly debate over multitenancy |
|Alok Misra hits on good issues around the dispute, or should I say silly dispute, about multitenancy: "There's a debate in the software industry over whether multitenancy is a prerequisite for cloud computing. " Let's get this straight right now. Cloud computing is about sharing resources, and you can't share resources without multitenancy...|
|Why Multitenancy Matters in the Cloud |
|Alok Misra of the Navatar Group had a great article on the importance of multi-tenant architecture in the cloud. Multi-tenant architecture is when the tenants (customers) share the application, servers and databases in the cloud. We believe multi-tenant is the only way to go in the SaaS world and there are a lot of advantages for multi-tenancy. Alok discuss a number of solid points...|
|Alok Misra quoted in eWeek |
|Saleforce.com is taking on virtual customer support and call center operations with the introduction of new technology and services aimed at the services and support sector.|
|Capital Markets to Broaden Use of Hosted Software in 2010 |
|Technology Providers: Hosted (SaaS or ASP) software is available from Calypso, Fidessa, Sky Road/Marketcetera and Codestreet for trading SR Labs (market data feed handler) Thomson Reuters (market data) Eze Castle/NetAge and Navatar for customer relationship management
|Multitenancy in the Cloud |
|I have (like many others) been part of several debates and conversations on why is multitenancy important for the cloud. Alok Misra posts an interesting article in Information World with a lot of valid reasons and certainly I agree with them. Here is what I have to add: I was recently on a call with Oracle and talking through the multitenancy capabilities of a SaaS product that I am consulting for. In that conversation and another conversation with a prospective enterprise customer, one thing became very clear...|
|Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda: the Dortch on SaaS 3-Q Interview |
I recommend that you read a 2008 ZD Net blog post by SaaS/cloud veteran Phil Wainewright, "Why Multi-tenancy Matters." I also recommend a February 2010 Information Week blog post, "Why Multitenancy Matters in the Cloud," by Alok Misra, who works for a company that provides cloud-based applications and SaaS enablement services...