Building Developer Ecosystems, Part II: Making It Easy

{alt_text} Posted by Nick Gilbert on Monday, February 23rd, 2015

In our last post about developer ecosystems, we introduced key concepts around building developer ecosystems, an increasingly important strategy that providers are using to encourage software development that complements their core products. Here, we’ll dig deeper into how to design and support an ecosystem that makes it easy for developers to participate. Click to read more.

1 in 5 Top Companies Building Cloud Service Ecosystems

Posted by Gretchen Dukowitz on Monday, February 16th, 2015

At AppDirect, we’ve taken a unique approach to looking at the cloud service commerce industry. For the second year in a row, we evaluated how the biggest companies in the U.S.—the Fortune 500—are influencing the distribution and development of cloud services and applications. Some of the changes we found were incremental, with increases in some areas and slight declines in others, but there was also a lot of surprising information we didn’t expect to find. Click to learn more.

5 Pillars of Quality and AppDirect’s Values

Posted by Barry Preppernau on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

At AppDirect, our company values—humility, positive mental attitude, intensity, ownership, and true north—provide an important touchstone to help ensure that we’re doing what’s right for our team, our partners, and the business as a whole. Hear from our Director of Quality Engineering on how these values connect to the quality of AppDirect’s products.

Video: Experts on the Future of Cloud Service Commerce

Posted by Stephen Banbury on Saturday, January 31st, 2015

In a fast-moving sector like cloud service commerce, it can be incredibly difficult to predict where the industry is heading. We’ve brought together a group of cloud service commerce experts to do just that. Watch Pivotal’s Paul Maritz, Red Hat’s Craig Muzilla, and executives from BT Group, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Swisscom, and Comcast weigh in and provide their insights.

Building Developer Ecosystems: A Formula for Success

Posted by Nick Gilbert on Monday, January 26th, 2015

An increasing number of companies are exploring how to encourage software development that complements their core products. However, there are a number of different factors that companies need to consider before attempting to create one. In this series of blog posts, we will explore the three general types of ecosystem plays and important aspects of each, such as integration and sales enablement. Click to read more.

2014: Working Together, Our Best Year Yet

Posted by Daniel Saks on Monday, December 29th, 2014

Another year is coming to a close, and what a year it’s been here at AppDirect. I wanted to share a powerful video that we premiered at this year’s Partner Summit that is a great overview of what we do and where we’ve been in 2014. Even more importantly, it shows that none of our accomplishments would be possible without our partners and colleagues.

AppDirect Looks to the Future in Hong Kong

Posted by James O'Connor on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Late last month, members of the AppDirect team were on hand in Hong Kong for the annual Cloud World Forum Asia, the region’s leading cloud technology conference. For the second year in a row, AppDirect hosted a pre-conference workshop on cloud service monetization and co-CEO Daniel Saks gave a keynote on how AppDirect enables companies to succeed in cloud service commerce. Learn more about how the race to deliver cloud services in APAC is heating up.

The Voice of the Cloud Service Consumer

Posted by Stephen Banbury on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

As a white-label technology provider, AppDirect often doesn’t get the chance to work directly with the businesses who use cloud-based software—until now. Click to read more and watch our video about how software solutions are transforming small businesses.

Partner Summit Sets the Bar for Cloud Service Commerce

Posted by Stephen Banbury on Monday, October 27th, 2014

Last month, we wrapped up our second annual AppDirect Partner Summit, a three-day event packed with informative keynotes and panels on the burgeoning cloud service commerce sector, as well as valuable networking opportunities.

AppDirect, ADP Lead with SaaS Ecosystem

Posted by Daniel Saks on Thursday, October 9th, 2014

This morning, AppDirect announced a collaboration with ADP—one of the world’s leading providers of human capital management solutions—to power its new cloud-based marketplace for HR and financial services, a first of its kind in the company’s sector. Learn more about ADP's pioneering marketplace and how AppDirect can help companies build ecosystems around their core SaaS products.

AppDirect and Mural: Solving SMB IT Challenges

Posted by Steve Zimba on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

In this guest post, Steve Zimba, President of Mural, explains why SMBs still face significant challenges implementing new cloud-based IT solutions, and how service providers can solve these pain points by focusing on the SMB software onboarding experience.

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