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Gartner Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits

by Robert Desisto  |  June 29, 2015

Gartner has just released a Special Report: Defining Cloud SaaS Application Risks and Benefits.  The Special Report consists of a number specific research items that will help companies develop and successfully deliver...

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Has SaaS become the next Client/Server?

by Robert Desisto  |  June 23, 2014

I am not saying that  SaaS or cloud computing resembles client/server technically but as it relates to maturity, SaaS is not a big deal anymore. Just like client/server, SaaS has...

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Current SaaS Vendors Could Become Legacy Dinosaurs Quicker Than You Think

by Robert Desisto  |  December 2, 2013

It has been popular to discuss the impending doom of on premise software business models. You often hear the on premise vendor’s dependency on large capital purchases make it difficult...

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How to Ease the Planning, Sourcing and Implementation of SaaS Projects

by Robert Desisto  |  September 4, 2013

My collegues and I just published a very comprensive Gartner Special Report on planning, sourcing and implementing SaaS Projects. The Special Report has a number of downloadable spreadsheet toolkits to help...

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How to Determine your salesforce.com Org Strategy

by Robert Desisto  |  May 10, 2013

 An org in the salesforce.com vernacular is a logical instance of data and metadata for a set of users. Selecting single org, multi org or a combination remains a key...

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Salesforce.com's App-Based Pricing Benefits Some, but Is More Expensive for Others

by Robert Desisto  |  April 18, 2013

Salesforce.com changed pricing for Force.com on 4 March 2013, from a per-user, per-month price to a price based on per application, per user, per month. Force.com user-based pricing had basically...

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Gartner 2013 Software as a Service Predictions

by Robert Desisto  |  December 27, 2012

Our 2013 Software as a Service (SaaS) predictions focus on the increasing role Platform as a Service (PaaS) will play with SaaS, new opportunities for SaaS in IT management and...

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Non Price Book Option Could Help You Save Money On Salesforce.com contracts

by Robert Desisto  |  August 13, 2012

Although it wasn't publicized on its website, salesforce.com enables its customers to purchase its Sales Cloud Professional solution, with add-on Enterprise Edition features at no additional cost. Just wrote a...

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Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics Dominate 2012 CRM Sales Hype Cycle

by Robert Desisto  |  July 20, 2012

In 2011, more than $5 billion was invested in sales applications. Sales organizations are focusing their sales application investments on the differentiation and innovation of application pace layers. This has...

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2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant Released

by Robert Desisto  |  July 19, 2012

The 2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant is officially published. We had one new leader emerge, one vendor drop from inclusion and a new product added that was not included...

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