At Work

Recently, news broke describing Microsoft’s cloud implementation, Azure, as having surpassed Amazon’s AWS cloud services, complete with links to a survey that justified the title. And as the old Monty Python skit described, “there was much rejoicing”, at least within the Redmond zip code. But this is not new. Surveys have been rolling in from analyst groups all over the industry, proclaiming the superiority of somebody’s cloud implementation, backed by some kind of objective data. It’s a bewildering time for the prospective cloud consumer, and it often leaves the IT department of large corporations (not to mention the plucky startup looking to become large enough to have an
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Last month we held our ENGAGE with Smartsheet Twitter Contest and offered up the chance to win a trip to our first customer conference this September in Bellevue, WA. We asked you to showcase the most creative and innovative ways you ENGAGE with Smartsheet to manage your work in a quick video. Whether utilizing a unique combination of features to manage your work or combining integrations to reduce redundancies, we wanted to hear about all of the innovative ways your organization uses collaborative work management. After reviewing a number of impressive entries, our team of Smartsheet judges selected Jef Forward (@jef_forward) as the Grand Prize Winner! We were really impressed by the automated workflow he has
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Smartsheet just returned from an exciting two-day conference with technology leaders in retail. The companies represented at the 2017 Future Stores Conference ranged from some of the largest in retail to boutiques, onliners, and old school brick and mortars. During presentations, interviews, and discussions several themes arose during this conference. I’d like to share some of the more interesting observations and learnings we heard... more importantly, I’d like to hear from you as you ponder what’s taking place in this volatile industry. Of course, the “retail apocalypse” is the topic on everyone’s mind - Credit Suisse estimates over 8,500 store closures in 2017, mall
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A move to the public cloud presents a unique set of challenges and possibilities that have been explored ad nauseam. Rather than regurgitating the choices and potential pitfalls you have in front of you, I thought it would be helpful to talk about Smartsheet’s journey to the public cloud after more than ten years of pre-public cloud experience, and what we’re learning along the way. The public cloud offers an unprecedented opportunity to change the way IT has previously managed capital expenditure. That said, we knew that once our data was in one cloud, moving would be hard. And the larger our dataset the worse off we would be. So in planning our move to the public cloud, I have started budgeting
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