|Cloud, Digital, SaaS, Enterprise 2.0, Enterprise Software, CIO, Social Media, Mobility, Trends, Markets, Thoughts, Technologies, Outsourcing|
Linkedin Facebook Twitter Google Profile
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Jeff sometime back wrote,"color me underwhelmed by subscription pricing models". Whether or not you take a large upfront license fee and a 20% maintenance agreement, or combine the license and the maintenance and spread it ratably over 3 years... it's all the same thing. For a lot of this stuff the switching costs are still prohibitively high, and for others you would have to question the relative value being created. It's definitely a trend, and a good one because it aligns the software vendor and the customer in a shared risk model and certainly makes customers feel better about the budgets they are allocating to IT. In a recent Sandhill Blog, he writes, "just like client/server meant different things to different vendors in the mid 1990’s, software-as-a-service has many definitions that the market will sort out in time and that there is no right or no wrong definitions at this time & software-as-a-service is as much a change in the perception enterprise customers have about what software is as it is a technology or business model disruption for vendors".
Category :Software as a Service. |
|Sadagopan's Weblog on Emerging Technologies, Trends,Thoughts, Ideas & Cyberworld