A year ago, I suggested that the Software as a Service and cloud computing industry was entering a new stage in which vendors would begin putting greater emphasis on expanding their sales channels to broaden the addressable market for their solutions. ...
I've written a few times in this space about how IT professionals should embrace Software as a Service and the broader cloud computing phenomenon because these Web-based applications and solutions are delivering tangible and measurable business benefits to organizations of all sizes. ...
No software company has been more threatened by the rapid growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the broader cloud computing phenomenon than Microsoft. ...
In my last column in this space, I identified 10 important milestones and events that helped to shape the SaaS and cloud computing market in 2009. ...
Plenty of industry observers are already issuing their predictions for 2010, but I think it is worth taking a look back at the past year's events to see how quickly the Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing marketplace is evolving. ...
In a previous column, I described why many IT professionals within small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as in large-scale enterprises, are beginning to embrace Software as a Service, and why managed service providers (MSPs) can't afford to ignore SaaS. ...
One of the biggest challenges in today's rapidly evolving cloud computing market, if you're an aspiring vendor, is how to clearly differentiate your offerings in an increasingly competitive environment. This is especially difficult because of the Web's knack for sucking the value out of everything it touches ...
Like every new generation, today's youth are unlike their predecessors, and they are poised to make a significant impact on society and business as they enter the workforce. While this may not seem like a revelation, what is important to keep in mind is who is pulling some of the strings that are already redefining how today's kids think and tomorrow's workers will behave...
One of my predictions for 2009 was that many of the new Obama administration's initiatives would promote and accelerate the growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing. ...
The initial success and rapid growth of cloud computing is attracting a "cloud rush" of players twisting the original concept to suit their proprietary purposes and confusing IT and business decision-makers in the process. ...
In my last commentary in this space, I suggested that there was plenty of room for enterprises to build their own private clouds to satisfy their specific business requirements. I'm increasingly convinced that today's technology is making it possible to make cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions location-independent ...
Now that the concept of cloud computing has become tech the topic du jour, the latest round of debate has centered on whether cloud computing can be extended into the enterprise in the form of private clouds to meet the unique requirements of individual organizations ...
One of the misconceptions of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and broader cloud computing market is that these new Web-based services will "disintermediate" the channel because of their simpler, more user-friendly solutions, and direct sales and delivery business models ...
In my previous column in this space, I examined the trends which are driving IT managers to increasingly embrace Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to better support their end-users and help their organizations achieve their corporate objectives ...
One of the common misconceptions about Software as a Service (SaaS) is that this new approach to software distribution and user adoption is at odds with the preferences and best practices of the IT organization. The reality is that SaaS is increasingly being viewed as a savior for IT ...