SaaS Summit 2008 - Join us!
February 27th - 29th, 2008
The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA
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SaaS Summit 2008 is rapidly approaching. We invite you to join OpSource and other SaaS thought leaders as we explore how companies can make the right platform choices to reach millions of potential users, as well as embrace web services for on-demand success.
Keynotes include Josh James, CEO from Omniture, and Steve Lucas, VP On-Demand from Business Objects. Panel discussions will focus on platform choices and web services, and will be moderated by writer Phil Wainewright, analyst Jeff Kaplan and other thought leaders. Panelists include executives from Adobe, Boomi, Intel Capital, Microsoft and Oracle. Don't miss this chance to build your knowledge and also network with industry analysts, experts and executives.
"SaaS Summit '08 will help companies make the best choices for their success and continue its tradition as a leading forum for advancing the on-demand industry."
--Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource
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Best Practices & Tips
Considerations When Transforming Your Software into a Service (pdf)
This white paper highlights many of the key issues associated with moving to the software-as-a-service model, including the potential need for fundamental changes to your business model, software architecture, and operational structure. Source: OpSource.
How to Conquer Internal Barriers to Outsourcing Software Development
To successfully outsource software development, companies must overcome several internal barriers. This article discusses those barriers and how
to effectively conquer them. Source: Agilis Solutions (an OpSource partner)
Financial Implications of the SaaS Business Model (pdf)
This white paper discusses debt financing options. The pay-as-you-go, subscription model is driving aspiring SaaS players to pursue funding alternatives to support their business operations. The good news for SaaS vendors is that the very financial elements that make SaaS companies require more capital, are the qualities that make them good borrowers. Source: THINKstrategies and SaaS Capital (an OpSource partner)
Blogs and Opinions
Eight Reasons SaaS Will Surge in 2008
The coming year is going to be a pivotal one for anyone involved in software as a service. For everyone else, it's going to be the year when SaaS becomes impossible to ignore. Here's why. Source: Phil Waineqright, ZDNet
Software as a Service: Nightmare or Dream Margins?
Will solution providers be cut out of the equation or find greater margin opportunities? Source: Barbara Darrow, ChannelWeb Network
Enterprise Apps in 2008
A potential global financial crisis precipitated by the mortgage melt down, globalization pressures, ongoing middle east conflict, and tumultuous political conditions raise concerns about the world economy. Despite such market pessimism, most end users expect 2008 enterprise software budgets to continue to increase in high single to low double digit rates. Source: R "Ray" Wang