Tag Archive: Phil Wainewright

Jan 26 2009

Recession: SaaS and AEC

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) expert Phil Wainewright has been looking at a couple of reports from Forrester Research analysts reinforcing the view that “SaaS thrives in a cost-conscious, capex-constrained economic environment“. In Recession Pushes Enterprises to Adopt SaaS, Phil firstly talks about Ted Schadler’s comparative cost analysis (Should Your Email Live In The Cloud?) suggesting that hosted …

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Oct 24 2008

Windows to go cloudy?

According to an article by Richard Waters in the Financial Times (Microsoft looks to cloud to open new windows – registration may be required), Microsoft may finally be ready to take a big leap into the world of cloud computing. He says the wraps are set to be taken off at a conference that the …

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Oct 22 2008

A SaaS code of conduct?

Phil Wainewright, one of my favourite SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) bloggers, wonders whether it’s Time for a SaaS code of conduct. He mentions another recent Gmail outage, and makes the valid point that SaaS outages tend to get much more publicity than internal corporate Microsoft Exchange outages (and “Microsoft only warranties the CD the software comes on. …

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Sep 26 2008

The Three Es

At the beginning of the year (see 2008: SaaS will soar, SaaS will surge), I wrote about Jeff Kaplan‘s predictions for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. Amid recent financial turmoil on both sides of the Atlantic, he has again been urging people to consider SaaS in an article The Three Es That Will Drive On-Demand Services …

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Jul 01 2008

Taywood path to Google email smoothed by SaaS-based collaboration tools

In UK builder switches email to Google Apps, Phil Wainewright describes how UK contractor Taylor Woodrow has migrated from a conventional in-house hosted email system to Google Apps, a step, he says, that confounds critics who suggest that the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based Google suite is not appropriate for enterprise adoption. I would also go one …

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Jun 11 2008

Valuing SaaS businesses

Over the past year, I’ve mused a couple of times about what it might cost to acquire a construction collaboration SaaS business (see Valuing a SaaS business, for example, and CTSpace sold for just £6.5m). SaaS businesses are under the spotlight this week at the SIIA OnDemand Europe conference in Amsterdam, where Phil Wainewright took …

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Jan 03 2008

2008: SaaS will soar, SaaS will surge

SaaS Bloggers’ 2008 predictions have started to emerge. Jeff Kaplan has written his Top Ten Reasons Why On-Demand Services Will Soar in 2008, quickly followed by Phil Wainewright‘s Eight reasons why SaaS will surge in 2008, and the picture is very positive. Despite forecasts of a recession, both Jeff and Phil suggest economic factors will favour SaaS. Jeff writes: “… …

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May 04 2007

McKinsey says buy SaaS

In McKinsey says buy SaaS, Phil Wainewright summarises some research from McKinsey consultants (Time for the IT Industry to Take Notice) that presents some compelling economic arguments in favour of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): “they say that SaaS has less financial risk for buyers, is cheaper to use and yet just as profitable for vendors.” The last …

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Apr 10 2007

From SaaS to ‘Webware’ (2)

Since my pre-Easter post regarding Phil Wainewright’s suggestion to rename Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ‘Webware’, he says there has been some further debate, and he has started a poll. At 4pm GMT today, 69 votes had been cast and the leader was ‘webware’, gathering as much votes as ‘SaaS’ and ‘On-demand’ combined. (PS: If you are a …

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Mar 29 2007

From SaaS to ‘Webware’

Following on from my previous post (about defining BIM), my favourite Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) blogger, Phil Wainewright has identified a new alternative term for SaaS. In So long SaaS, welcome webware, Phil also links to a new Webware website, and, as “SaaS is a throwback to the past”, gives the older term “a couple years at most”. One slight complication is …

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