Articles By Melanie Sommer

Melanie Sommer

VP of Marketing

Melanie brings 20 years of diverse marketing, sales, and communications experience working as a leader in companies ranging from B2B marketing agencies, to early-stage start-ups, to some of the world’s largest technology brands, including Motorola, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computer. She also brings a positive, competitive edge to her team and skillfully empowers those surrounding her to produce first-class work.

The (Sales)Force Awakens: Become a Jedi Knight of SaaS Data Protection

We’re ready for the Force to be with us this December. Well, yes, that Force (we’ve only been waiting since October 2012, JJ Abrams!), but also the force of excitement and engagement in the Salesforce user community. While you’re counting down the days till you find out how well Mark Hamill can wield a lightsaber 30 years after defeating the Galactic Empire, we’re counting down to a flurry of Salesforce activity this month.


Spanning’s New Location Makes Work on Data Protection Even Better – Visitors Welcome for Open House

Last week, the Austin Business Journal reminded readers why Spanning by EMC is among the top 20 winners of the coveted Austin’s Best Places to Work award in the medium-sized business category. Their article reviewed just a few of the perks the nation of Spandinavia enjoys. And now that Spanning has moved into its brand new digs in the heart of downtown Austin, there are even more reasons to love coming to work at Spanning by EMC.


Higher Ed and SaaS CRM Applications: At the Intersection of Innovation

At this year’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, there are a number of sessions that discuss SaaS applications – more than double the sessions from last year. This growth in interest in SaaS for higher education is fueled in part by the need for innovation, and in part by the adoption of SaaS CRM applications like Salesforce.


6 Cloud Trends to Watch in 2015

After a careful reading of the tea leaves, our executive team is prepared to make their predictions for the year ahead. Mix up your own hot beverage and settle in; here is what we see on deck for 2015.