Colin White over at the B*eye network has a great article describing an evolution to Software as a Service 2.0 (Saas 2.0).
He starts by breaking down types of services into three types:
- On-Damand Software Purchasing
- On-Demand IT SOA
- On-Demand Application Services
He then goes on to define his newly created term:
Two key characteristics of SaaS 2.0 are:
- Network and Web-based access to commercial software computing
services where the processing is done on a third-party server, rather
than at each customer’s location.
- A tenant-based pricing model for hardware, software, administration and consulting services.
And then after that he goes on to talk about:
- The Business Case for SaaS – in this he even compares this to the ASP model
- How Will SaaS effect BI – does a great job to list BI tool vendors who have gone and opened SaaS offerings to the public, Informatica, Business Objects, SAS, OCO, and Host Analytics
I thought this was a great article and does some justice to the
evolution of SaaS as a going concern alternative. I am going to ask
Colin why he did not delve into the EDW as a SaaS opportunity. I am
curious as to why we seem to be the only ones developing this…