Four years ago I wrote a post titled: SaaS is Going Mainstream. It was based
upon Burton Group (now part of Gartner)'s SaaS survey.
Three years later I wrote a post titled: ERP as a SaaS Maturity
Indicator and a post titled: Fall is a Season not the future of SaaS. The
last post cited, was my answer to an article titled: The Rise of Big Data and
The Fall of SaaS.
My opinion as well as the data, I based my opinion upon, supported the idea
that SaaS market is growing and it is Going to be Mainstream.
The Time is Changing, SaaS is no longer Going Mainstream: It is Mainstream.
Read the following IBM study titled: While Many Companies Try SaaS for Cost
Savings, Top Performers Discover Competitive Advantage...
Nearly half of IBM's survey participants are alreasy using SaaS.
Global spending on SaaS is expected to reach 45.4 Billion USDs by 2017. IBM's
paper includes an interesting... (more)
Shadow IT is growing and growing. In this post I explain what Shadow IT is
and how it is related to the Business-IT Gap.
What is Shadow IT?
Shadow IT is Information Technology Applications, Systems and
Infrastructure, which are developed and/or used without decisions and without
approval of the Enterprise Management Team and the CIO.
Sometimes the Enterprise Management don't even know that these "Shadows" are
executed as part of the Enterprise Information Technology.
Shadow IT Trends and Directions
Shadow IT is almost as old as Information Technology. When I worked on Y2K
Bug, IT a... (more)
After lecturing on SOA concepts, Architecture and Technology, I present Case
Studies. While presenting Case Studies, I ask my students: "Why many Case
Studies and Success Stories are from the Telco industry?" Usually they do
not provide a good answer to the good question.
It is a good question because the answer is based upon Business dimension,
Technology dimension and the relationship between the two dimensions.
Why SOA implementation is necessary for Traditional Telco Service Companies?
For many years, Traditional Telco companies revenues were based upon
telephone calls billing.
In previous posts I described Customers Types such as: The Customer Who Knows
Everything, The Self-Deprecating, The Captive, The Paralyzed Analyzer, The
Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
In this post I am going to describe The Social Customer.
The Social Customer is not necessarily a heavy user of Facebook, Twitter or
Linkedin. He is deeply involved in the Professional Community.
He knows exactly what his colleagues are doing.
His decisions are based on popularity: He will do exactly what the majority
of his Professional Community members do.
His decision is based on localization of the sa... (more)
I wrote many posts about Vendors Survival. In most cases it is more
interesting to write about leading vendors and not about Vendors that for
surely will not Survive.
So I wrote about: Apple, Google, Microsoft, HP, EMC, Software AG, Nokia
All these companies are vulnerable, so their is probability that they will
not survive in 2023 (Nokia will not Survive).
I think that the probability is low (except Nokia). However, it is higher
then zero and the probability that one company will survive, could differ
from the probability that another company will survive.
I thought of wr... (more)