Ben Kepes

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to aviation technology, enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

He is a globally recognized subject matter expert with an extensive following across multiple channels. His commentary has been published on Forbes, ReadWriteWeb, GigaOm, The Guardian and a wide variety of publications – both print and online. Often included in lists of the most influential technology thinkers globally, Ben is also an active member of the Clouderati, a global group of Cloud thought leaders and is in demand as a speaker at conferences and events all around the world.

As organizations react to the demands for more flexible working environments, the impacts of the economic downturn and the existence of multiple form-factor devices and ubiquitous connectivity, Cloud computing stands alone as the technology paradigm that enables the convergence of those trends - Ben’s insight into these factors has helped organizations large and small, buy-side and sell-side, to navigate a challenging path from the old paradigm to the new one.

Ben is passionate about technology as an enabler and enjoys exploring that theme in various settings.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ben Kepes and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Splunk ups the machine-learning ante

On a roll: HelloSign signs up Salesforce

On a roll: HelloSign signs up Salesforce

So simple. But so easy. And a natural partner for Salesforce.

Would you like fries with your training manual? Inkling's aim to reinvent content validated

Would you like fries with your training manual? Inkling's aim to reinvent content validated

Every now and then I do a briefing with a vendor that offers a value proposition that just makes total sense. Inkling falls into that category.

Datadog takes it to New Relic and the other APM vendors

Datadog takes it to New Relic and the other APM vendors

Formerly an infrastructure monitoring company, Datadog wants to extend its breadth.

Vlocity slurps up cash to become the next Veeva (or the next several)

Vlocity slurps up cash to become the next Veeva (or the next several)

The mark of a true platform is when it fuels a series of successful companies built on its back. Vlocity could be a good example.

Battle of the CRMs: Each gets one. Salesforce gets Virgin Atlantic, Sugar gets Virgin Mobile

Battle of the CRMs: Each gets one. Salesforce gets Virgin Atlantic, Sugar gets Virgin Mobile

All’s fair in love and war as SugarCRM gets its own Virgin customer win to crow about

Visiting with BMC, a couple of years post privatization

Visiting with BMC, a couple of years post privatization

Away from the glare of the private markets, BMC has quietly been shaking up its business. What stage are they currently at?

Oracle delivers document signing -- a big win for HelloSign

Oracle delivers document signing -- a big win for HelloSign

And at last all those Oracle customers can finally drag themselves out of the dark ages of printing, signing and scanning.

FinancialForce releases its subscription and billing product

FinancialForce releases its subscription and billing product

A long time coming, but at last it's here. FinancialForce enables the "as a service" revolution.

Vonage, on the back of its Nexmo acquisition, tries to do a Twilio

Vonage, on the back of its Nexmo acquisition, tries to do a Twilio

Because it’s all about enabling developers, Vonage leverages its recent deal

BMC jumps on the 'make everyone a developer' bandwagon

BMC jumps on the 'make everyone a developer' bandwagon

If software is eating the world, then developer platforms are giving it teeth. BMC wants a piece of the action.

AppDirect scores 'major milestone' partnership with Canadian telco

AppDirect scores 'major milestone' partnership with Canadian telco

This win will be satisfying for AppDirect's north-of-the-border CEO.

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