May 1st, May Day, is a special day for many people across the world. In times gone by, it would have been a day to parade technological power and military might in front of thousands in Red Square, Moscow. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the subsequent political change, the parades still happen but are significantly smaller and there is no longer any military power on show and I for one am very grateful for that.
On May 2nd in Union Square, San Francisco, Nimsoft paraded its technological power in front of hundreds. A more modest parade by comparison to those in Red Square but nonetheless one that has the capability to change the world, at least the world of IT.
I know that I am stretching my analogies to breaking point here, but the fall of the Berlin Wall was a disruptive event in geopolitics that could be compared in the world of IT to the fall of the data center wall or, in other words, the arrival and establishment of cloud computing.
This week, Nimsoft described a post-cloud “SaaS First” future for IT Management solutions. It also described how Nimsoft would be tapping in to the highly disruptive force of social networking and mobile ubiquity. Post “wall” IT will be a completely different place, where Nimsoft will thrive and others will fall by the wayside.
But n•fluence isn’t all about Nimsoft speaking. It is also about Nimsoft listening to its customers, particularly those that presented to the whole group. We had insights from three US based Managed Service Providers, one regional and highly focused, one medium sized international and one massive national provider, each with their own particular business approach to their market segment, who have all taken Nimsoft and wrapped it up in their own highly successful business service offerings that they provide to their customers. Kind of like “Nimsoft Inside”.
As I reported from the EMEA event in February, we value our customers’ input, as it is the only real way that we know that we are heading in the right direction. From what I heard, we are pretty much heading in the right direction with only a few course corrections required.
We also heard from our new leadership. As someone who has been with Nimsoft for a long time, I can happily report that the organization’s ability to execute continues to get stronger every year. This year we have tapped in to even greater resources within the broader organization of CA Technologies. This greater resource will enable us to grow faster than ever before.
In the theme of this week’s n•fluence, “Welcome to the IT Revolution!”