Many of us recognize the internet term cloud computing. It’s not a new term and in fact has been around since the creation of the first desktop computer. Almost everything we do is saved to the virtual cloud—that place in which somewhere in the world our most personal and not so personal information is stored. The Cloud does have a landing place—one of thousands of large computers stored someplace in the world with your information. It’s why anything could happen to our computer and vital information can still be recovered.
Since this reality has revolutionized our lives, there are companies that do the business of other people’s, mostly protecting another company's vital information. GatherSpace, a company founded by Darren Levy in 2005, headquartered in Santa Monica, California, is one that helps company’s manage that information in the cloud.What’s the company’s primary product? It provides software that manages and simplifies software on demand requirements for a company's software projects.
The result is greater speed and efficiency of the company’s delivery and development of software products and or services. Not considering data that measures the effect of leading software management companies on overall business productivity, perhaps the benefit has been to the average consumer that has a perpetual relationship with companies and most importantly, corporations that develop consumer demand through software development. How does this happen? It’s pretty simple. Gatherspace helps a company control its software development business processes, connect critical applications and data that consequently helps the company or corporation expand.
One of Gatherspace’s largest corporate customers is Warner Brothers. In 2010, Warner Brothers was ranked the 131th most important corporation in a ranking of 500. One can’t quite resist the educated guess that the corporation’s ability to produce more entertainment films for consumption than any other time in human history, is the result of better business practices including it software management and development as expedited by companies like GatherSpace.
According to Ann All of ITT Business Edge, “gathering software requirements tends to be a tricky process at best and a deeply flawed one at worst. Communication between business users and developers is a well known best practice. Yet it’s one that many organizations struggle to maintain”
What are the problems facing new business innovations? Many companies still haven’t caught up with the technologies made possible by cloud computing. Steve Lohr with the New York Times states, "to date, the large established technology companies—and their businesses and government customers have trailed in cloud computing. The marketing of the cloud as analysts say is way ahead of real offerings by suppliers and its adoption by business customers.”
GatherSpace seems to have been ahead from the start. As new technologies continue to be innovated transforming the landscape of businesses as well as everything else, companies like Gatherspace will continue to be a critical provider of services made possible through the cloud, as demonstrated by its relation to major corporations that expect to project themselves in the now and far off future.