The first part (Part II) of this blog series described the opportunities for software as a service (SaaS) or on-demand applications, especially in the current difficult economic milieu. Part IIa then analyzed the top five SaaS assumptions (misconceptions) recently outlined by Gartner.
Before any vendor can embark onto delivering a SaaS offering, it must thoroughly consider a number of harrowing
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), ASP.NET , and SQL Server . Progress OpenEgde , Oracle SaaS Platform , various SaaS programs from IBM , and so on are other SaaS platform (but not necessarily all-inclusive PaaS) alternatives. In any case, the DIY vs. PaaS dilemma should take into the account whether there is a match between the technology requirements with the SaaS vendor’s available in-house expertise. When leaning towards PaaS, the SaaS vendor should ascertain whether its target market is part of a particular PaaS marketplace