So You Wanna Be a SaaS Provider?.
Thegrowth of the cloud community and the appetite for cloud-based software options over the past few years has been remarkable, although not unexpected. The SaaS model offers two distinct competitive advantages for software developers — massive economies of scale and sustainable profit streams –- over the traditional model. Yet astoundingly, many firms take the plunge into providing SaaS without understanding the underlying requirements necessary to ensure success.
In order to become a sustained market leader in SaaS, software companies need to focus on building and delivering ahighly efficient service to their customers without spending significant money on the underlying infrastructure (cloud or otherwise). A poor architecture will underutilize server resources, making software costly to deliver.
- SaaS as the New Paradigm (digitalassetmanagement.org.uk)