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Understanding the Planning and Deployment Requirements of Today’s Software-as-a-service Solutions
Midsize businesses are learning the hard way that most enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are not truly on-demand, but instead require

annual rate of return stock tco  grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.1% through 2011, twice the rate of the overall enterprise software market. SaaS Adoption Spreading Across Every Industry Over the past three years, THINKstrategies has seen a steady increase in customer interest and adoption of on-demand SaaS solutions. Our most recent survey of over 100 companies conducted in October 2008, in conjunction with Cutter Consortium, found 63% of the companies had adopted a SaaS solution — nearly double the percentage in

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