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The world of software applications and products is moving from on-premise to a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Perpetual licence earnings are shrinking, while subscription revenue including SaaS is growing increasingly fast and at a steady pace. According to a recent PWC report, subscription revenue (including SaaS) is set to grow at a 17.5% compounded annual rate, reaching 24% of total software revenue by 2016. Approximately 40% of the turnover of 10 of the top 100 software companies globally is generated by the SaaS service. Gartner predicts that 77% of companies plan to increase their spending on SaaS in the next two years. So the big question is, how can you (as a software application or product vendor) quickly move to SaaS, test it and ride the wave of opportunity before losing your specific competitive advantage to some of the fast-progressing SaaS vendor... (more)

Cloud Computing 2013: What’s Next for Enterprises and ISVs

Having made it past the 2013 midpoint, it's time for technology-driven and/or technology-enabled organizations to evaluate plans and review outcomes so far, look at what has changed in the industry or business landscape; and realign for what the rest of the year has to offer. Here are some checkpoint trends, observations and tips to help you review and adjust plans for rest of the year. These observations and suggestions are based on field work, intelligence gathered working with customers, partners, prospects and industry leaders. Key Trends and Observations - Mid Year The clo... (more)

How to Make the Most of the Cloud in 2014 - A Five-Point Strategy

Many technologies have made their presence felt this year and continue to excite us with the promises they hold for the future. Cloud computing has now reached a stage where businesses are seriously experimenting and are starting to reap the transformational benefits it can deliver. If you are in the process of determining how and what to do to get the most out of cloud computing in 2014, then here are five key strategic points to get you started immediately: Cloud-centric design of your business - whether you are a software product vendor, service provider or even an enterprise... (more)

Technology Benefit Cycle: What Gartner & Geoffrey Moore Aren’t Telling You

The Technology Adoption Lifecycle and Gartner's Hype Cycle are well known in the industry for helping companies make better and informed decisions about technology adoption and deployment. Both have influenced companies the world over and through various technology generations. These models however address only two dimensions - technology maturity and adoption. There is a third and equally important dimension that looks to understand how new technology adoption is going to benefit an organization. It's about understanding the process and the manifestation of possible prosperity, ... (more)

Cloud Computing Strategies to Fast Track Revenue Generation

Today's information technology era is driven by software providers of all shapes and sizes. On the one hand we have big or very big providers who have established themselves through very sophisticated business models and ecosystem channels they have invested in for a long time. Tried and tested business processes enable them to stay ahead of the curve when responding to new customer demands - either through large investments in new innovations or because of the market reach they have established over time. On the other hand, there are several small and medium independent software ... (more)