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Catalyst Conference Report: SaaS and Optimization

by Bill Pray  |  August 4, 2011

Catalyst Conference in San Diego last week hit high water marks for attendance and participation. I kept busy: 2 workshops, 2 presentations, 3 panels, a roundtable and the MC for...

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SaaS vs. Software Series of Posts

by Guy Creese  |  June 15, 2010

For those who have been following my series of posts on SaaS vs. Software, following is a consolidated list of them: SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS is...

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SaaS vs. Software: The Necessary Vendor Skills Are Different

by Guy Creese  |  May 28, 2010

How a vendor performs sales, marketing, development, and support differs greatly between whether the vendor delivers the solution through SaaS or software. This is important to understand, because it means...

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SaaS vs. Software: End User Training

by Guy Creese  |  May 27, 2010

Training end users on how to use a SaaS system trails off more than with a software system (which is more episodic). For example, if an enterprise has just adopted...

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SaaS vs. Software: Comments on the Pricing Comments

by Guy Creese  |  May 26, 2010

I've several posts comparing and contrasting SaaS and software. So far, the thread consists of: SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS is Usually (Not Always) Faster SaaS vs....

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SaaS vs. Software: The Pros and Cons of SaaS Pricing

by Guy Creese  |  May 24, 2010

Software pricing is usually a large up-front cost; SaaS typically is pay-as-you-go. This difference leads to the pluses and minuses of SaaS pricing. The pros of SaaS pricing are: It's...

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SaaS vs. Software: The Release Cycle for SaaS Is Usually (Not Always) Faster

by Guy Creese  |  May 18, 2010

This is the first in a series of posts I plan to write comparing and contrasting the strengths of SaaS and software. Many people view SaaS as just software running...

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When Will "Out" be "In"? Consumer-ising Enterprise IAM

by Earl Perkins  |  June 27, 2009

When discussing the IAM product development plans of a company like Microsoft with clients, I sometimes refer to the idea that Microsoft's engineers have their eye on the development of...

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