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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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2 responses to “Six One Way, Half a Dozen the Other – Traditional Vendors and SaaS”

  1. Grant Hewson

    Hi Ben,
    I have just been alerted to your above posting (better late than never I guess!).
    Just a couple of points of clarification.
    As I made clear in the NBR article, and consequent commentary, we are not particularly concerned what term is used to describe our product … we are simply making CashManager available on line.
    Secondly, why the “hell we bothered launching a product … dismissive of” – is because we want to offer our existing customers, and the broader market, choice. Whether this model will one day become the dominant one is unclear (ie jury still out). Maybe it will in time … but how much time? However, my view is not important as ultimately the customers/users will decide, and we plan to be there (for many more years to come) as they make their decisions.
    Happy to talk any time … regards, Grant.

  2. Ben Kepes

    Hi Grant

    Happy to chat – my email is available everywhere on the web. Think of finding it as the final exam for cloud/SaaS/social media 101
    ;-)