The title comes from a conversation between Ron Tolido and me in which we perused the joys and challenges of SaaS. Ron has a very sharp mind and an even sharper tongue, although he somehow magically manages to give people the idea of adressing them in their comfort zone – I never said I was done learning
Ron still works for Capgemini although he’s not the lipservice-paying kind of guy, I freely float in space. I’ll jot down my thoughts on what SaaS means to the world – read: IT vendors and system integrators – and of course am very interested to see what he has to say about the same
System Integrators aren’t too worried about Cloud. IaaS is about utility infrastructure, not much money to lose or gain there, and PaaS is about operating system platforms – same-ish feelings there.
What is the big differentiator? SaaS – because that hits the application level and comes close to the business logic. Business logic = Business whatever, so that does get the attention of old people in legacy-oriented companies (not saying Capgemini qualifies as one of those, of course)
Let me clearly explain the SaaS business to you, as opposed to legacy IT: you don’t need to know anything about either, although it sure helps
Houses. You all live in one I hope? Appartments and skyscrapers count too.
We all want to live in a unique house, it seems, I have an idea why but that’s not within scope for this post.
There are a few ways to accomplish this
- Destruct house, completely. Build new one on same-ish spot
- Leave outer skeleton intact, go berserk
- Leave house as it is, go wild on inner chambers / rooms
- Leave as is, paint walls or change wallpaper
- Build house from scratch
(Cross-posted @ Business or Pleasure? – why not both)