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2 responses to “Is SaaS Dead? No. Neither is Debate.”

  1. Ben Kepes

    Cheers Zoli – it wasn’t really a debate between Krish and I, more a friendly discussion. You raise some interesting questions about NetSuite and subscription billing, however since they’ve had a third party SaaS S&B premium partner already since last year I doubt you’ll see pricing on their own product change any time soon.

    Agreed that these are all business decisions and appreciating you focusing them back onto the business issues rather than the technical ones, however, WRT software updates, my comments weren’t reflective of the impacts of an upgrade, more about the business reasons to do so (or not as the case may be)

    cheers

  2. Ellen Feaheny

    Great blog -

    Classic paradox – IT argument of avoiding upgrades, and indeed still pervasive in the industry, despite the rampant evolutions of agile development on deployed Enterprise software.

    So do you think the same IT orgs that fight the upgrade plagues, and cannot see the benefits of SaaS or cloud computing or development crowdsourcing or all, are also the remaining 20% of corps in 2012 who are still using waterfall development methodologies internally too? Or – are they simply out of business?

    Ironically, Gartner also predicts this:

    “Gartner now predicts that by 2012 Agile Development methodologies will be used by 80 percent of all software development projects.”

    So… hmm..

    ref: http://analytical-mind.com/2010/03/09/gartner-predicts-2010-agile-and-cloud-impact-application-development-directions/