General SaaS Growing Faster than ERP SaaS

November 23, 2009
By djohnson

According to Gartner, SaaS revenues are growing, but the growth of SaaS ERP remains flat. ERP Cloud News believes that their is tremendous opportunity for growth in the mid-market. There are obstacles that have impeded the growth of SaaS ERP, but these issues are being addressed by several up and coming vendors. Getting this...
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Embrace the Cloud in a Controlled Way

November 23, 2009
By djohnson

In a recent conversation, we discussed the pro’s and con’s of moving ERP applications to the Cloud with Phil Wainewright from Procullux Ventures. During the discussion, Phil mentioned “Businesses want to embrace the cloud in a controlled way.” Our opinion … well said! When we speak with value added resellers and business, they are...
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What’s Best for You, Platform as a Service or Infrastructure as a Service?

November 19, 2009
By djohnson

What is the difference between platform as a service and infrastructure as a service? Infrastructure as a service (for example Amazon EC2) provides on-demand computing power and storage. Platform as a service (one aspect of Microsoft Azure) provides computing power and storage plus an operating system. With PAAS, the operating system is patched and...
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Windows Azure TCO Calculator

November 13, 2009
By manchester

Next week, Microsoft is announcing the release of their Windows Azure platform at the PDC09 conference in Los Angeles. In doing some prepwork for the conference, I ran across the Windows Azure TCO calculator. So, I figured that I would try it out and report the results. Inputs to the TCO Calculator The calculator...
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New Business Model for the ERP Dinosaur

November 11, 2009
By djohnson

Carl Mortished, World Business Editor for The Times, published an article entitled “Evolutionary clock is ticking for dinosaur model” (full article here). “SAP has cut 3,300 staff and is asking the rest to be more nimble and opportunistic. A key project is to use “cloud” computing, software delivered over the internet as a service...
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Note on Customizing SaaS

November 9, 2009
By djohnson

Today, Bruce Richardson from AMR Research commented in the AMR newsletter: “Given my fixation on cloud applications, I did close our meeting by asking the team whether they had plans to offer a software-as-as-service (SaaS) version. The executives said that while the company has a version available now, it’s had very little demand because...
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