July 1, 2014 - Welcome to Apps Blog “In Tune”– The Place for Cloud, Analytics, Integration, SaaS and More!

Hello everyone and welcome to In Tune, our new blog! Apps Associates is a global provider of IT consulting services headquartered in Boston, MA. Founded in 2002, our firm was formed on the principle that ‘there has to be a better way’ to provide high value, high quality IT services.

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I’m excited to introduce the launch of In Tune. I hope that this blog will provide a meaningful forum for all of us to share ideas and experiences, and to discuss the latest trends in IT. We have a assembled a team of experts who will share their insights on a variety of topics including Cloud, Analytics, Integration, and SaaS. If you have any questions/suggestions or would like to request a topic, please feel free to get in touch with us or drop a note in the comments section.

We will be posting a lot of interesting material in the coming months. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, check out a short bio of our authors:

Jon Collins

Jon is the Director for the SaaS division at Apps Associates and is mainly focused on the CRM practice that includes Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Jon held senior positions at Infor Global Solutions, Safepositive.com, LLC and Numoda Corporation where his responsibilities included analyzing business requirements, technical specifications, infrastructure performance and scalability metrics, and managing the delivery of innovative CRM solutions.

Fran Daly

Fran is the Sr. Director for the Life Sciences practice at Apps Associates. Fran specializes in identifying business focused solutions to drive growth, improve efficiency and achieve compliance goals. Currently, Fran is focused on Business Intelligence and Big Data analytics initiatives. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Fran held senior management positions at Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals and Revlon Cosmetics. Fran is a long-time member and current Board VP of the Society for Information Management (SIM) – New Jersey Chapter.

Kshitij Kumar

Kshitij is the CTO & Global Vice President of the BI/EPM practice at Apps Associates and is responsible for evaluating, driving and facilitating innovation across technologies which are aligned with our overall business strategy. Kshitij has over 15 years of industry experience and has a deep technical background in data warehousing and database technologies. Before joining Apps Associates, Kshitij worked for 6 years at a leading social research firm based out of Cambridge, MA and for 3 years at the Government of Qatar developing GIS applications using ESRI, Microsoft and Oracle technologies.

Satyendra Pasalapudi

Satyendra is the Associate Practice Director, Infrastructure Managed Services at Apps Associates and handles strategic initiatives in cloud and big data. He has over 15 years of diverse international experience in the IT industry and is an accomplished database professional, author, and speaker. Satyendra is an Oracle ACE and the Co-founder & Vice President of the All India Oracle Users Group (AIOUG) and is a frequent speaker at various Oracle conferences. Satyendra has bootstrapped various Strategic Business Units in his career and has worked with APTS, Pointsoft, Kenexa, Dell and Megasoft before joining Apps Associates.

Thiru Sadagopan

Thiru is the Vice President of the Cloud Infrastructure Services practice at Apps Associates. While heading this practice, he has helped customers adopt cloud computing services within their enterprise, with specific focus on Oracle technologies. Prior to Apps Associates, Thiru Sadagopan was responsible for Hosted and Remote Infrastructure administration practices at Sierra Atlantic, and other New England based consulting firms.

Julian Troake

Julian is the Marketing Director at Apps Associates and is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy. Julian has a broad background in IT services marketing, communications, internet marketing, and sales support and has delivered successful marketing campaigns across the globe. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Julian held senior positions in Fortune 500 companies like Xerox and EMC Corporation.

Bill Saltys
Bill is Vice President of US Operations and Alliances. In this role, Bill is responsible for global shared services and operational excellence across finance & administration, contracts and strategic partner relations. Prior to joining Apps Associates, Bill held executive and senior management positions within the high technology sector in both entrepreneurial firms and Fortune 500 companies such as Texas Instruments and Digital Equipment Corporation in the areas of strategic planning and engineering.

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