A model is only as valuable as the validation, sourcing and trust that underly the numbers. In other parts of this series, we’ve talked about what a financial model is and how it can be used, but none of those things matter without trust in the data. At TBR, this fact plays into every step of working with clients on financial modeling engagements: upfront, during the modeling process, and in the final delivery of the models and our recommendations based on them. Here are some of the techniques we recommend for building trust in your financial models.
About Allan Krans, Practice Manager and Principal Analyst
Cloud Practice Manager Allan Krans leads TBR’s coverage of the technologies and business models at play across the cloud computing landscape. TBR’s coverage of cloud includes a holistic perspective on all types of cloud delivery (public, private and hybrid) and the opportunities surrounding both delivering and enabling cloud services for customers. Allan’s background includes analyzing the business model of leading IT providers such as Microsoft, EMC and IBM for more than 10 years. He uses that experience to guide TBR’s cloud research agenda. In addition to leading TBR’s syndicated cloud research, Allan engages with clients on custom projects to identify, align and capture opportunities presented by customer migration to cloud computing services. Allan frequently presents at client and industry events, and is quoted in industry publications such as The Boston Globe, eWEEK, Investor’s Business Daily and BusinessWeek.
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Free webinar: Learn why both big and small vendors will get bigger and the ways hyperscalers will invest in PaaS and infringe on partners
TBR’s 2023 Report featuring Predictions for Cloud and Software vendors is now live. With unprecedented times upon this, we discuss how cloud vendors will use predictable strategies going into 2023 and beyond.
Free webinar: Learn who the most notable pure play disruptors are and each vendor’s impact in their respective markets
The current macroeconomic uncertainty makes cloud partnerships an even more important factor in cloud growth heading into 2023
Free webinar: The 3 key drivers of cloud economics, and what they mean for pricing, talent and vendor performance
PwC’s Industry Cloud strategy aligns with current trends in the cloud market, namely services, collaboration with partners, and industry alliances and preconfigured ecosystems.
Free webinar: How barriers to ERP migration have eroded, opening the flood gates to cloud deployments, even in regulated industries
Join Practice Manager Allan Krans and Senior Analyst Catie Merrill Thursday, April 21, 2022, for a review of TBR’s latest Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms Benchmark, including in-depth views of the IaaS and PaaS markets and how vendors are competing to address opportunities in emerging submarkets such as app development and integration. Our team will look […]
We expect cloud vendors to experience limited financial and operational disruption as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Most cloud and software vendors generate a small percentage of their revenue from the two countries combined and maintain limited direct investment, partly due to Russian business regulations. The larger potential impact, in terms of the cloud market, is a slowdown in adoption and investment. The effects of the invasion on the global economy, COVID-19 recovery, and energy markets are all still uncertain.