SaaS boom to continue


“According to Gartner, the market for SaaS applications grew by 26 percent last year, from $5 billion in 2005 to $6.3 billion in 2006. The consulting firm expects demand for SaaS to continue growing at a 25 percent compound annual rate over the next five years, to $19.3 billion by 2011. Most of those dollars are going to new entrants rather than established software vendors like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft.”

Read the full ASPnews article: Vendors Missing the SaaS Wave.

A similar positive view comes from research by Saugatuck Technology, reported by Phil Wainewright: SaaS hits the hockey stick reports “a huge jump from 18% last year to 49% this year of companies planning to use SaaS for mission-critical applications.”

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