Category: Wang Computer

Refusing to Accept Change

29th August

It continues to amaze me that there are software industry executives who are still living in denial about the rapidly expanding Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) movement.

The latest example is Lawson Software’s CEO, Harry Debes, who was recently quoted in a ZDnet interview as saying the SaaS market will collapse in the next two years.

This interview generated plenty of response and numerous messages in my inbox yesterday. I particularly liked the blog entry of Daniel Druker, SVP Marketing and Business Development at Intacct.

Debes’ interview follows a series of other recent commentaries suggesting that on-demand SaaS solutions and a widening array of cloud computing services aren’t a viable alternative to traditional, on-premise software applications and computing systems.

The nasayers are all entitled to their opinions, but Debes’ views are particularly disheartening.

He starts by discounting SaaS as just “something I’ve lived through three times in my … Read More »

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