With AppDirect, Spark Digital Is First to Market

Posted by Stephen Banbury on Friday, June 19th, 2015

At AppDirect, we believe that a key measure of our success is the success of our partners. That’s one reason we’ve been excited to read the recent headlines that Spark has been making across New Zealand and around the world. Working with AppDirect, Spark just launched the Spark Digital Apps store, the first marketplace of its kind in New Zealand.

Building Developer Ecosystems, Part III: Risks and Rewards

Posted by Nick Gilbert on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been exploring important concepts involved in building developer ecosystems. For the final post in the series, we circle back and take a look at the remaining two types of ecosystems, sell-with and commodity. Both present challenges and benefits and can be a key way to drive revenue, depending on what type of business you operate.

AppDirect Makes Waves in Europe

Posted by Richard Dufty on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

We’re only a day or so into Telco Cloud Forum, but one this is clear: Everyone is talking about cloud services, but what’s missing from the conversation are practical strategies on how to create real partnerships that drive real revenue and value. As the industry leader, AppDirect is here to fill in those blanks. Click to read more about TCF and AppDirect's expanding presence in Europe.

Moving Faster with Microsoft and Samsung

Posted by Daniel Saks on Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Samsung and Microsoft made news headlines today with the announcement of a major partnership. Microsoft cloud solutions, including Office 365, will now come bundled with Samsung KNOX on Samsung mobile devices. We’re proud to partner with both of these technology leaders to power sales and provisioning of Microsoft cloud solutions. Learn more.

The ‘Express’ Lane for Microsoft CSPs

Posted by Daniel Saks on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Since it was launched in 2010, Microsoft Office 365 has gained incredible traction in the market. Upwards of one billion people use Office around the globe, and Microsoft has been very successful in transitioning users to Office 365, the cloud-based version of its flagship suite. Today, Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest growing commercial product ever. We’re ready to help Microsoft Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) seize that opportunity and go even faster. Click to learn more.

Cloud Takes Center Stage at MWC

Posted by Daniel Saks on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The AppDirect team was in Barcelona last week for Mobile World Congress (MWC), and there was one theme that everyone noticed: MWC isn’t just for mobile anymore. The four-day event is the center for all things digital, and this year the spotlight was squarely on cloud-based technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT). Read more about what we saw at MWC 2015.

Building Developer Ecosystems, Part II: Making It Easy

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.

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