SaaS, cloud and mobile to reshape software market Computer Business Review Software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud, IT consumerisation and mobile are expected to impact the software industry in the coming days, according to a report by PwC.
PwC produces some outstanding #software research. This latest study shows the how #SaaS is becoming a growing force in the software industry - driven by consumer demands and customer expectations.
It's no secret that increasingly on-prem solutions are only being considered if there is no SaaS product that can do the job.
MSPmentor SurPaaS Transforms Software Applications Into SaaS MSPmentor SurPaaS transforms applications to SaaS and can be deployed on any data center or cloud platform, the company said in its announcement.
I know enough about "legacy applications" to seriously question whether some new product like MSPmentor can spinkle magic pixie dust onto a heap of old code and magically transform it into a "real" #SaaS application hosted in the #Cloud. You know - multi-tenant and all that.
This sounds to me more like the circa 2000's hosted/ASP model. Which is still a very valuable capability!!! But please skip the marketing hype.
If it's not multi-tenant, it's NOT SaaS. It's simply a legacy app running in hosted mode. Tell it like it is, folks.
Many of the business applications you used to buy in a store as software-in-a-box – including accounting, bookkeeping and invoicing programs – are now available in the cloud (you've probably heard it called SaaS, which just ...
CIOs continue to grow more and more bullish about cloud solutions, with a whopping 92% saying that cloud provides business benefits, according to a recent survey. Nonetheless, IT execs remain concerned over how to avoid SaaS-based data silos.
The Worst (And Best) Enterprise Cloud Strategies Forbes With all of the claims and counter-claims, the big money acquisitions and advertising hype, it's easy to get the impression that every big enterprise software company out there has easily made...
Brad Peters is one of the smartest software people I know, and I know an awful lot of software folks.
I have enormous respect for his opinions - irrespective of whether I agree with them or not. I know that his opinions are well-considered, well-founded.
Brad accomplishes what he set out to do - to create a discussion on the topic. He makes perfectly reasonable observations about each of the companies he has chosen to mention.
There is no scientific method to compare vastly disparate organizations with respect to Cloud strategy and execution - so these kinds of "top 10" lists will always be a matter of personal opinion.
And then there is the matter of "what is Software and what isn't". I would agree with Brad that Amazon, Google etc. aren't "enterprise software". Yet would dispute the exclusion of Salesforce. It might have been easier just to say "traditional enterprise software vendors" (or something to that effect).
In any case, I consider this list to be a nicely informative perspective on the ten companies it mentions. And believe that Brad has done a nice job of profiling strengths & weaknesses for each.
For those who are considering establishing a relationship (or deepening an existing relationship) with the aforementioned vendors, strong consideration of Brad's opinions would be a wise move.
Mostly bark, little bite in SAP's cloud offerings InfoWorld SAP had a turbulent start in the cloud computing space. In 2010, it launched Business ByDesign as a SaaS offering to resounding yawns from the cloud computing industry.
In 'shadow IT' era, developers and users have led cloud adoption, but the best approach is to start at the top (RT @christianve: RT @inishtech: Your company's cloud strategy must come from the top: SaaS adoption came from bottom up