Weapons of SaaS Destruction
On-demand software must overcome three hurdles to improve enterprise adoption.
By Richard Levy, Mitratech
Though Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has broken through and become accepted as a software delivery platform for many large enterprises, the rate of adoption is still pretty low. According to a Goldman Sachs study of IT spending, 39% of companies are not deploying any SaaS, while 43% are deploying less than 5% of their software through SaaS. Whats holding up the move to SaaS, especially in cases where the delivery model is clearly advantageous from an economic point of view?
The problem is that many IT managers sit in judgment of SaaS based on ideas that dont necessarily hold up under scrutiny. When the SaaS option arises for an enterprise software project, they lob “weapons of SaaS destruction” at the concept until it dies and the world is kept safe for on-premises installation for the time being. In a lot of cases, this is an unfortunate outcome that on-demand vendors must work to overcome.
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