SOURCE: Zagada Markets

Zagada Markets

September 04, 2009 16:49 ET

Zagada Interviews Cloud Specialist Navatar Group Co-Founder & Principal Alok Misra in Company's High-Level Global Sourcing Executive NearshoreJournal.com Blog Podcast Series

Cloud Computing Outsourcing Thought Leader Misra Zeros in on the Fundamental Challenges and Opportunities Facing IT Outsourcers and His Company's Force.com Cloud Implementation Mastery in Interview With Philip Peters, Zagada's CEO

MIAMI, FL and CORAL GABLES, FL--(Marketwire - September 4, 2009) - Zagada Markets, Inc. announces the posting of the third in its new high-level podcast interview series in a one-hour in-depth interview with Alok Misra, Co-Founder & Principal of Navatar Group. The interview focuses on Cloud Computing and its impact on the IT outsourcing industry. Navatar is a premier salesforce.com partner and reseller, and a global cloud services provider. The interview is conducted by Philip Peters, Zagada's CEO. The podcast is now available at the company's NearshoreJournal.com blog.

Alok Misra is a top expert in SaaS business transformation and a thought leader in the Cloud Computing world. He has been the driving force behind some of the most complex commercial Independent Service Vendor - ISV products built on Force.com, salesforce.com's Platform as a Service (PaaS). His stewardship has, over the last four years, turned Navatar into one of the top Salesforce.com partners as well as a leading provider of Force.com applications in the financial sector. Before joining Navatar, Alok played several senior roles at Deloitte Consulting, leading large business transformations for Fortune 500 clients. He is the author of the whitepaper "The Dos and Don'ts of the transition to Cloud Computing" as well as an upcoming book "Building a Force.com App ... Ask the Smart Questions."

In addition to discussing the implementation successes his company has achieved with the Cloud and Force.com deployment, Alok shares with Philip, his insights about the necessary shift in strategy and operation that software companies need to take to successfully adapt to the expanding US$ 8 billion Cloud Computing outsourcing opportunity.

Listeners will find the podcast engaging and informative and are invited to visit Zagada's NearshoreJournal.com blog, take a listen, and offer your feedback.

The following links associated with the podcast are below:

Download the podcast at the NearshoreJournal.com blog:
http://www.nearshorejournal.com/2009/09/04/alok-mishra-principal-of-navatar-group-interviewed-by-zagada’s-ceo-philip-peters-in-zagada’s-
nearshorejournalcom-blog-high-level-executive-interview-series/

Visit Navatar Group's Web Site:
www.navatargroup.com

Visit Navatar Group's Blog:
www.navatarforce.com

Download Alok Misra's Whitepaper -- The Dos and Don'ts of the Transition to
Cloud Computing:
http://navatargroup.com/WhitePaper.html

Review Alok Misra's biography:
http://www.navatargroup.com/about_meet_our_team.html

Review Philip Peters' biography:
http://www.zagada.com/team.php

Listeners are encouraged to send their feedback and make comments on the NearshoreJournal.com blog.

About Zagada Markets

Zagada is a business development analytics firm. The company provides research, indexes, rating and tailor-made advisory services on countries, cities and service suppliers to corporations. The company principally serves the corporate buy-side and is totally focused on delivering sourcing analytics on the service globalization sector. The company is the developer and publisher with its Swedish based partner -- Waagstein Research of the Zagada Waagstein Global Outsourcing 100 Index -- www.zagadawaagstein.com. Zagada publishes the leading NearshoreJournal.com sourcing blog.

About the NearshoreJournal.com Blog

The NearshoreJournal.com blog is a growing niche destination for all things outsourcing. We specialize in aggregating news and content specific to the intersection between outsourcing, technology and capital markets. Our goal is to capture how service globalization outsourcing and its effects are impacting the world. The blog is jointly owned and produced by Zagada Markets and MoodStudo (www.moodstudio.net)

About Navatar Group

Navatar Group (http://www.navatargroup.com), a premier salesforce.com partner and reseller, is a global firm providing Cloud Computing services and products. Founded by veterans of Deloitte Consulting, Navatar Group has enabled several large companies to develop, market and support commercial Cloud products as well as helped hundreds of organizations successfully implement SaaS solutions on the Force.com platform

One of the first to bring Wall Street experience to Cloud Computing, Navatar Group also has first-hand experience in launching Cloud products, being a leading provider of Force.com solutions for the financial sector. Our comprehensive SaaS Transformation methodology is designed to help ISVs with all business and technical aspects of a SaaS transition. Navatar's SaasCase™ is a Proof-Of-Concept offering that helps ISVs test the market and perform a cost/benefit analysis before developing a SaaS product. Navatar Group is headquartered on Wall Street, New York with offices in Washington DC, London and New Delhi, India.

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