The Next Steps for SaaS

July 30, 2008

A few months ago, I wrote about some of the variations that organizations should consider when it comes to thinking about software-as-a-service (SaaS). Traditionally, many organizations have thought about software-as-a-service as something that allows organizations to simply connect to a network (or “cloud”) and access data, applications or services dynamically and remotely.

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A key poster child for such an approach has long been Salesforce.com. Since it’s summer, and there’s a bit more space for spreading out (hopefully on the porch, with lemonade, in a hammock) and considering new ideas, I thought it might be a good time to revisit the topic of my previous column and delve a little deeper into new approaches for software-as-a-service.

Endeavors Technologies is a good example of a different approach to software-as-a-service, with impressive capabilities in the application virtualization and streaming areas.

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