On-demand services may see consolidation

On-demand services market will consolidate, says Jeffrey M. Kaplan, founder and managing director of THINKstrategies, a strategic consulting firm. He should know as he is also the founder of the Managed Service Showplace and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace online directories. The video below gives a good insight into where the SaaS market stands today. The demand for On-demand services is rising and in response, vendors are proliferating as well. Customers are confused over different terminologies and not sure what’s for real. Sales cycles are extending and vendors need to invest more in getting their messages across. Customers don’t really care for best-of-the-breed vendors but are more interested in getting what they need. The market is maturing and in transiti

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Six tough questions for traditional software vendors

Traditional software vendors are battling to manage the new wave of trends such as Cloud, SaaS and BPM, which threaten to eat into IT budgets. Given its dominance in ERP business, SAP is a good test case to understand the predicament of on-premise vendors. Acknowledging that the IT landscape is changing, SAP is making important moves to fit in. But the transformation is not going to be easy and Enterprise irregular Dennis Howlett has posed six tough questions on the challenges before the software giant on ZDNet. The questions may be targeted at SAP. But it is for the entire industry to answer them.