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Software Solutions – in the cloudBusiness context Bluewolf, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Eric Berridge and Michael Kirven. The company provides cloud-basedsoftware development and consulting services to clients across multiple industries and countries. Bluewolf offers services across the systems product lifecycle - assisting clients with design, deployment, support, and ongoing maintenance of software-related solutions. Bluewolf offers different levels of engagement: contract-for-hire, time-bound projects, and permanent placement. Bluewolf is a strategic premier consulting partner for Salesforce.com-based solutions, but offers services for other cloud-based platforms as well. If a company only needs some software developers for their Salesforce.comproject, then Bluewolf meets that need. If a company requires trainers to come in and provide ongoing classes to new users of an Oracle-Financialssystem, then Bluewolf is there. Want to design a predictive analytics solution as part of your Marketosocial media business intelligence effort - Bluewolf has you covered. If a company is considering moving legacy applications to a cloud infrastructure at Amazon Web Services, then Bluewolf can assist with that effort as well. If a company needs Bluewolf associates on premises then that is doable. If not, then remote service provision is available at less expensive rates. Bluewolf leaders tout that it was the "first global consulting firm born in the cloud" and along those lines Bluewolf has offices across the globe - including New York City (headquarters), Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne. Their client list demonstrates Bluewolf's range of consulting expertise as well as well as the diversity of organizations that have chosen to move processes and business data to the cloud. In the financial service sector, clients include Bain Capital, Citizens Bank, Fidelity Investments, and TD Banknorth. Bluewolf even retains clients in the non-profit sector, including Harvard Business School and the American Red Cross. Given that Bluewolf is in many ways a technology-focused consultancy, it is no surprise that numerous tech-sector clients are in Bluewolf's cache - including industry leaders like EMC, Red Hat, Amazon.com, and - yes - even Salesforce.com’s UK branch. It primarily serves mid-sized and large-scale clients, but an organization does not have to be "mature" to need cloud solutions.For example, then-startup Sunnova (a provider of residential solar-panel services) obtained Bluewolf services to help solidify the double-digit, early-stage growth they were experiencing. Not every cloud has a silver liningBluewolf and firms like it have had success supporting organizations as they move to the cloud. However, potential customers have lots to consider before investing in cloud-based solutions in general, and spendingscarce funds on Bluewolf services in particular. There is no "one size fits all" cloud solution (by definition), so many organizations struggle with the decision of what processes and data (if any) to move to the cloud.