Tag Archives: SaaS

December 21, 2011

Predicting 2012: What’s old is new again – or is it?

Maybe I have been around the technology market too long but it appears to me that there is nothing new under the sun. The foundational technologies that are the rage today all have their roots in technology that has been around for decades. That is actually a good thing. Simply put, a unique technology concept […]

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May 3, 2010

The lock-in risks of Software as a Service

I started thinking a lot about software as a service environments and what this really means to customers.  I was talking to a CIO of a medium sized company the other day. His company is a customer of a major SaaS vendor (he didn’t want me to name the company). In the beginning things were […]

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September 15, 2009

Public versus private clouds: why one size does not fit all

There has been a lot of discussions these days about private and public cloud. More discussion has been generated because  both Amazon.com and Salesforce.com have added a Virtual Private Network (VPN) option to their public cloud services.  What does this mean in the context of how customers will move to cloud computing? It is clear […]

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April 29, 2009

The end of maintenance?

I admit that I didn’t read the whole article but then I really didn’t have to. I knew what Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com was trying to start. I remember many years ago seeing Marc at an industry conference where he proudly announced the end of software.  A nice marketing approach that definitely got everyone’s […]

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November 27, 2006

The Changing Face of Packaged Software Delivery

By Fran Howarth, Partner The ways in which software is delivered is changing and these changes benefit everyone as end-users may be productive faster and often more economically than when software is delivered using a traditional licensing model. New models include offering software as a service (SaaS); a subscription-based model typically hosted either by the […]

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