Mike West

Mike West is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Saugatuck Technology, with extensive expertise in Cloud Business and Cloud IT, ISVs in transition to SaaS, Cloud Hubs, Platforms and Integration, Social Business Technology platforms, Mobility Platforms, and Risk, Compliance and Governance. Mike has published hundreds of research reports and has addressed audiences around the globe on a wide range of topics concerning technology and business strategy, applications development, and the Cloud.

Recent Stories From this Author

Managing Complexity in the Cloud: DevOps + Non-Functional Testing
September 29, 2014 Complexity in the Cloud is growing significantly beyond simple hybrids of Cloud-to-Cloud or Cloud-to-On-Premises integrations

Cloud and Digital Business: Success Is More Than Innovation
August 29, 2014 Digital Business transformation is on the minds of CIOs and LOB leaders alike.

Keys to Digital Transformation, Cornerstones for Digital Business
June 30, 2014 Digital delivery models are impacting traditional businesses.

Innovation Fuels OpenText Growth
June 16, 2014 I’ve now come to think of OpenText as offering a broad and deep portfolio of Information Management suites of particular value...

Modulus Acquisition Marks Progress for Node.js
June 10, 2014 The Modulus acquisition reaffirms the Progress commitment to cloud development tools and embraces a very different developer...

Digital Business Is Not “Business As Usual”
June 3, 2014 The challenge in becoming a Digital Business is significant: how to implement a platform to support a Digital Business model...

Progress Surfaces with Enterprise Mobility
May 1, 2014 The importance of tools for mobile app development probably cannot be exaggerated

How Hardware Vendors Monetize Like Software
April 6, 2014 By outsourcing monetization to platform providers like SafeNet, Digital Businesses can manage their licensing models, extend...

DevOps is a Digital Business Imperative
March 25, 2014 Five things you really shouldn’t forget if you want a successful transformation to digital business

IBM’s Hard-Dollar Investments in SoftLayer: BlueMix and Beyond
March 2, 2014 Saugatuck sees IBM’s recent announcements as clear indication that IBM is investing heavily in Cloud

IBM Goes All-In on SoftLayer with Cloudant
February 24, 2014 Cloudant extends IBM’s Big Data and Analytics, Cloud computing, and Mobile offerings by further helping clients take advantage...

5 Questions About the Internet of Things
February 14, 2014 Many execs underestimate the very real risks in taking business advantage of the Internet of Things

Age of the Smart Cloud: Analytics Monetization
January 24, 2014 Remarks on monetization strategies likely to emerge in the market for Analytics-as-a-Service solutions

IBM Fights to Recapture the High Ground
January 9, 2014 Despite IBMs success its continued heavy dependency on mainframe margins has been a classic Innovator Dilemma

Age of the Smart Cloud: Analytics
December 17, 2013 Saugatuck’s research shows that BI and analytics have been among the fastest-growing Cloud-based business management solution...

A New Data Tool from Progress Software: Easyl
December 3, 2013 Progress demoed Easyl at Dreamforce and created significant buzz for two good reasons

Informatica Takes Aim at Large Enterprise Markets
November 12, 2013 Informatica's recent announcements address some of the concerns of large enterprise users

Cloud Integration Concerns Have Declined
October 3, 2013 Saugatuck research shows concerns about integration capabilities have fallen sharply in recent years

Single-Vendor Suites Winning over Best-of-Breed and Multi-Vendor Cloud Solutions
July 24, 2013 Saugatuck’s 2013 Cloud Survey found that enterprise buyers increasingly prefer suite solutions versus best-of-breed or...

Cloud ISVs: Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
June 6, 2013 In current transition, tech challenges can be met with best practices

Moving Away from Enterprise Information Boundaries
January 24, 2013 Seven challenges to data management trends, and five quick best practices

Cloud Overhead and Apps Everywhere
December 13, 2012 10 more expectations and developing trends for core business systems in 2013

Emerging Enterprise Architecture Drives 10 Trends for 2013
December 7, 2012 Cloud is the undercurrent for unusual, transformative synergies

Cloud: Moving Too Fast to Evaluate?
October 2, 2012 Innovation at Salesforce.com and others disrupts IT, business relationships

Dreamforce and Social Enterprise Realities
September 21, 2012 Collaboration and social tools way behind Salesforce.com proclamations

Dell’s Emerging Softer Side
July 23, 2012 Swainson expects cloud, BI to propel software division

10 Enterprise Cloud Insights
July 19, 2012 Deployment survey sparks conversation on on-demand costs, efficiency

A Path to Success in the Cloud
February 23, 2012 SAP deal for SuccessFactors: a real coup

Master Brands Position Enterprise Cloud
February 13, 2012 Acquisitions of Taleo and SuccessFactors show an accelerated cloud pace

Azure: 10 Things You Need to Know
February 1, 2012 10 things you need to know about Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure

Five Disruptive Technologies We Are Thankful For
November 29, 2011 What started out as a tactical move to the cloud driven by cost-effective, stand-alone and often narrowly targeted...

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