Joe Gaska




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Joe Gaska is the CEO and founder of GRAX. Under Joe's leadership, GRAX has become the fastest-growing application in Salesforce's history. He has been featured on the main stage at Dreamforce and has won numerous awards including the Salesforce Innovation Award. Prior to founding GRAX, Joe built Ionia Corporation and successfully sold it to LogMein (Xively), which is now a part of the Google IoT Cloud. Joe holds a BA in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Maine at Farmington.

Articles by Joe Gaska


4 Simple Steps to Maximize Value from SaaS App Data

This TDWI article, written by GRAX CEO Joe Gaska, discusses how organizations can make cloud application data available for re-use in any application or system. Companies increasingly target their SaaS application data for ingestion and integration into their overall DataOps ecosystems. However, doing so in an efficient and effective way can be challenging and costly, … Continued


World Backup Day 2021: It’s All About Automation

This eWeek article includes commentary from our CEO Joe Gaska about what’s next in backup. In this article recognizing World Backup Day, Joe Gaska asks businesses to think beyond using backup data for insurance and see it for the strategic asset it can be. Key Takeaways: For businesses to move beyond using backup data for … Continued


Moving to Public Cloud & an Intelligent Data Strategy

This Dataversity article by our CEO shows the value of backing up data from a vendor’s cloud app into your own cloud infrastructure. According to a 2020 IDG report, over 92% of organizations say their IT environment is at least partially in the cloud, with that number likely to grow in coming years. Accelerated by … Continued


Two new ways backup can protect enterprise SaaS data

This article, written by GRAX CEO Joe Gaska for HelpNetSecurity, highlights the importance of backup to protect enterprise SaaS data. There is a lot of conversation around protecting data that resides in on-premises apps, but when it comes to protecting data on SaaS apps, it’s pretty much crickets. This is because many enterprises assume SaaS … Continued


DataOps is Here to Stay. Here’s why.

This article, written by GRAX CEO Joe Gaska for Built In, highlights the importance of DataOps in helping organizations adapt faster to business changes. The reason why something has “staying power” in the tech world has a dizzying range of answers. Some things go viral and then fizzle out, while others embed themselves into our … Continued


The New Frontier in DataOps: Cloud Application Data

In this article for TDWI, GRAX CEO Joe Gaska reveals how a new, more scalable approach to capturing, ingesting, and acting on SaaS application data is starting to emerge. As DataOps continues to fuel the silent arms race for historical data across every sector of our economy, organizations have turned their gaze to a new … Continued


SaaS Data Ownership: The Key to Data Protection and More Impactful Machine Intelligence

This article, written by GRAX CEO Joe Gaska for insideBIGDATA, discusses the critical role SaaS data ownership plays in data protection and machine learning. With Gartner reporting that 97% of organizations use SaaS applications, the question of SaaS data ownership is quickly becoming something that can no longer be ignored. Although some organizations have caught … Continued


SaaS Application Data: Your New Competitive Weapon in 2021

This AiThority article, written by GRAX CEO Joe Gaska, discusses why it’s time to tap one of the most valuable sources of structured, converged, and historical trend data: cloud applications. Cloud applications are critical to helping us optimize and grow our businesses day in and day out. Data stored in those applications is a rich … Continued


SaaS backup: A more scalable way to ingest cloud app data

This article, written by Joe Gaska for SD Times, discusses the need for a new approach to getting value out of your SaaS data. SaaS applications, like Salesforce, are used by 97% of enterprises. The data in those applications is a goldmine of information about decisions made and actions taken. So it’s not surprising that … Continued


SaaS Data Ownership

This article, written by Joe Gaska for Digitalisation World, discusses how to turn privacy and governance into a competitive advantage. While some may see SaaS application data as a liability that they would prefer to sweep under the rug, more and more organizations are embracing it as a strategic weapon that they can take control … Continued


Historical SaaS App Data as the Ultimate Training Set for AI/ML

In this article for AiThority, GRAX CEO Joe Gaska reveals how to turn artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) from a disappointment to a success story. Cloud applications like Salesforce represent the frontlines of cause-and-effect patterns of change sweeping across your business. Their data represents ideal ML/AI training sets — but often goes untapped. … Continued

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