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A SaaS/Cloud Computing Scorecard for 2009

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27th December

Since 2009 is coming to a close, I thought it would be a good time to review how I did with my predictions for the year regarding the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and cloud computing market.

1. On-Demand Services Move From Why To How

According to a Sandhill.com/McKinsey survey of over 850 enterprise customers at the end of 2008, 74% were already favorably disposed to adopting SaaS platforms. As a result, Gartner estimates the SaaS market will have reached approximately $8 billion at the end of 2009, a 21.9% rise from $6.6 billion in 2008. Looks like folks have moved past “why” SaaS to “how” to get the most out of their SaaS deployments.

2. New Hybrid Models

The idea of hybrid SaaS and cloud computing models has been abhorred by industry purists, but the reality is that nearly every business will rely on a combination of on-premise and on-demand resources. In 2009, the concept of “location independence” became bi-directional. … Read More »


Makana Solutions Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award

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11th May

THINKstrategies announced today that Makana Solutions has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. 

Makana Solutions is a leading provider of on-demand sales compensation management solutions for small- and mid-size businesses. A case study example of Makana’s measurable benefits is Wilson Tile and Stone, a leading residential and commercial building materials provider.

Click here to read about how Makana Solutions helped Wilson Tile and Stone achieve its sales objectives.

Click here to learn more about the BoSS Award program or to submit an application for an award.





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