As you read this newsletter, I am flying to the San Francisco/Bay Area for the fourth time in five weeks-- this time to moderate the SaaS, cloud computing, managed services track of NetworkWorld's IT Roadmap and a panel session at the SIIA's On-Demand conference.
Although the current economy has raised plenty of concerns about a slowdown in the SaaS market, THINKstrategies' research and consulting work clearly indicates that the worldwide economic crisis is actually driving IT and corporate decision-makers to accelerate their adoption of SaaS and cloud computing alternatives to traditional on-premise software and systems. You can read about our latest research below.
Another indication of the growing interest in SaaS is the rapid growth of the SaaS Showplace and subscriber base of this newsletter.
The SaaS Showplace now has over 900 companies listed with over 4500 listings in 80 different Application, Industry and Enabling Technology categories!
We've also surpassed 10,000 subscribers to this newsletter, including IT/business decision-makers, IT solution providers, press and investors!
We are also proud to be the top-ranked vendor-independent SaaS online directory and resource center on Google, without paying for any Adwords!
THINKstrategies' fourth annual Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) customer survey, in conjunction with Cutter Consortium, revealed that 63% of the responding organizations are using a SaaS solution, almost double the 32% who were using SaaS solutions in 2007!
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Despite growing customer demand for SaaS, THINKstrategies has found many aspiring providers of these on-demand services are still struggling to win a share of the market because of a variety of operational challenges.
In response, THINKstrategies offers a set of Readiness Assessment Services aimed at helping aspiring SaaS vendors develop and execute their go-to-strategies, service delivery capabilities, and sales processes. We also work with IT/business decision-makers who need help evaluating their SaaS needs and selecting the SaaS suppliers to satisfy their requirements.
The SaaS Showplace is attracting a growing number of IT/network and business decision-makers, IT solution providers, investors and the press who are discovering the value of our SaaS online directory and resource center.
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THINKstrategies is the leading strategic consulting services company focused specifically on the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts from a product-centric to a services-driven orientation.
The company's mission is to educate organizations about the on-demand services market, and help our clients capitalize on these trends to achieve their business objectives. We help enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.