Category: SaaS

SaaS: view from the trenches

An ASPnews.com article presents some of the pros and cons of Software as a Service (SaaS) from the perspective of an independent software vendor (Chris Miranda of eMeta) who is clearly an SaaS enthusiast. He added a couple of advantages that I hadn’t fully realised. One argument that will find favour with softwaver vendors is …

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Charging crisis (2)

In my initial Charging crisis post I wondered about the ‘elephant hunter’ sales person analogy. BIW CEO Colin Smith has filled in a gap in my knowledge. In IT businesses, apparently, sales personnel were advised to nurture three different types of account: ‘rabbits’ that could be converted into frequent, small sales; ‘deer’ that would yield …

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Charging crisis

A few years ago, printed magazines used to take precedence over my online reading, now it’s the other way round – which is one reason why I only just picked up on the lead article ‘Charging Crisis’ in Information Age magazine. The crisis relates to traditional software licensing, which, the article suggests, is being challenged …

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Real-time collaboration

Through silicon.com, I found an interesting white paper from Web-Ex. While not focused on construction collaboration or extranet technologies, it had some interesting points to make about employing an externally hosted solution. In passing, I was struck by a new abbreviation. The paper quotes research by the Service and Support Professionals Association and Tech Strategy …

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The “Software as a service” Age

I notice Bill Gates is reported as saying the "software as a service" age is here. Nothing new in such an announcement from Microsoft. Some of their products have now moved forward a bit, of course, but also Microsoft is looking over its shoulder at ASP businesses such as salesforce.com. If you’re interested in knowing …

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