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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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5 responses to “Microsoft Office as SaaS – Yes, You Read That Right!”

  1. Krishnan Subramanian

    Ben, I have been following Novatium since their incubation period. I like their idea but I wonder if they can succeed by offering fat applications over narrow pipes (many places in India still have 256 KBps broadband).

  2. bunreasonable

    Hey Ben,

    We’ve known about this for a while. Apparently MS operates a kind of appartied model. In developing nations (which we of course argued we were), you can get the complete back of notebook and apps rented on a monthly basis. HAve been able to for a while.
    The developed nations of course can’t do this because they have more money than sense are let themselves get rorted 🙂

  3. Ben Kepes

    @Krish – yeah – true, but if it works with bad connectivity in India then they’re onto something.

    @bunreasonable – interesting that Australasia should be lumped in with the third world – oh well I guess we’re heading that way anyway!

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