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HP’s Top Cloud Executive to Keynote SIIA Maximize; Leaders from Grant Thornton, Oracle, SAP, Totango and Others will also Speak
SIIA today announced that Margaret Dawson, Vice President of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist for HP Cloud Services, will deliver the opening keynote presentation at SIIA’s Maximize – the software industry’s premier ISV conference. Held May 20-22 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, SIIA Maximize will bring together C-level and senior executives, analysts and venture capitalists ... [More]

Cloud Computing and Data Analytics Are Net Job Creators
Some recent articles on technology such as this report from The Economist reawaken the old fear of technological unemployment. SIIA thinks this fear is unfounded. Studies show that technology is a net generator of jobs across the entire economy. Some evidence of this effect comes from studies of cloud computing. One recent report found that ... [More]

Nominations Now Open for the 2014 ‘NextGen’ Technology Awards
The SIIA Software Division announced today that 18 cutting edge companies in the technology industry will be recognized in the 2014 NextGen program. SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to early-stage companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to 6 verticals: Mobile, Social, Big Data, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies will ... [More]

Software Divison Interviews SIIA Members at Dreamforce 2013
SIIA was in full force at Dreamforce this year, taking video interviews of member company executives. These video interviews were conducted to help share best practices, strategy advice, and visionary insight into being successful in the software and services industry. Check out the videos and hear thoughts and expertise on: How to create and maintain ... [More]

Following Today’s Oversight Hearing, SIIA Says Healthcare.gov Sheds Light on Problems of IT Acquisition More Generally
Today’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on the problems facing Healthcare.gov highlight the continuing challenges with Healthcare.gov and also with federal IT acquisition and deployment more generally.  If the problems of Healthcare.gov lead to improved IT acquisition, then there is a bright side to what has otherwise been a difficult situation. Acquiring and deploying information technology ... [More]

SaaSMAX, the Value-Add SaaS Marketplace for the Channel, Joins SIIA Affiliate Program to Strengthen the B2B Cloud Software Landscape and Accelerate SaaS Vendor Growth
SaaSMAX Corp., the Ultimate Value-Add SaaS Marketplace, and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced that SaaSMAX has joined the SIIA Affiliate Program. The new initiative aims to strengthen the SaaS sector of the software industry by bridging resources, collaborating, and sharing business intelligence. This alliance will strengthen the relationship between the SaaSMAX ... [More]

Maximize Conference (formerly All About the Cloud) to be held May 20-22 in San Francisco
SIIA will hold Maximize “Beyond the Cloud” — the premier conference ISVs and service providers — May 20-22, 2014 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. During the past five years, SIIA’s annual flagship conference focused on the Cloud as a key delivery model. But it’s no longer “All About the Cloud.” Today, it’s about ... [More]

SIIA/OPEXEngine Financial Benchmarking Report Reveals Continued Growth & Changing Face of U.S. Software Industry
Small and mid-sized companies in the U.S. software industry are thriving in the post-recession economy, with software-as-a-service (SaaS) firms consistently experiencing the greatest revenue growth and hiring expectations, according to a study released by the SIIA Software Division today.The 2013 Software & SaaS Financial Benchmarking Industry Report was produced by SIIA partner OPEXEngine, the leading ... [More]

EuroCloud and SIIA start collaboration to drive global industry support for ISVs, SaaS and Cloud providers
Today, EuroCloud (www.eurocloud.org) and SIIA announce their collaboration on providing global membership support within the fast growing International SaaS and Cloud market. Through the partnership, they will support European based SaaS and Cloud providers growing their knowledge of the US market, and US based SaaS and Cloud providers growing their knowledge of the European market. ... [More]

Netflix Chief Cloud Architect Adrian Cockcroft & Other Top Tech Execs to Keynote AATC Next Week
Leading cloud executives for Netflix, HP and Telx will be the keynote speakers for the 2013 All About the Cloud conference taking place on May 7-9 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. This year’s conference will focus on the cloud marketplace’s most significant issues and trends – including risk management and cybersecurity, data analytics, new cloud ... [More]

Upcoming Conferences (more conferences)

October 18-20, London, UK
2010 marks the 4th annual OnDemand Europe, the European software industry's most comprehensive annual ISV conference for understanding the business drivers around SaaS and Cloud Computing.

Webinar Recording (more webinars)