In one of my previous blog posts, I identified eight things you should consider when moving your SaaS business to the cloud. Here, I’d like to delve into the key performance indicators (KPIs) for managing your SaaS business. These KPIs fall into two primary categories: minimizing the cost of acquiring and supporting customers, while maximizing their lifetime value.
Too often in the tech industry, the pundits and press try to create needless controversy about an exciting new innovation by declaring that adoption is an either/or proposition and polarizing the marketplace. These polemics can be unfair and a disservice to corporate decision-makers trying to sort out the myths and realities of the over-hyped industry trend. Especially because enterprises and ISVs alike generally require a mix of 'on-demand' and on-premise resources to achieve their corporate objectives.
One of the most important decisions pertaining to developing and delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions is choosing the right Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) architecture. Making the right architectural choice is essential because it will influence the scalability, flexibility and economic viability of the SaaS vendor's solutions.
Moving your legacy application to an on-demand, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model has never been easier, but it is still isn't simple. In fact, with the proliferation of cloud alternatives the options have become even more confusing. And, if you make the wrong choices it could adversely affect your SaaS solution performance, hurt your company reputation and make it even more difficult to succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Frank Jara is a Sales Consultant talking with customers on a daily basis. Recently he sent us an email to tell us how impressed he was with the material which he's been using with his customers, partners and colleagues. I wanted to find out what it was about CloudU that Frank was really impressed with and so had a quick conversation with him. Here's some questions and answers.
In a recent CloudU report, we talked at length about how an organization should approach a move to the Cloud and which applications they should pick as initial prospects for migrating. In the report we advised organizations to look at applications that;
When I first spoke with Rackspace over a year ago about CloudU, the basis of the concept was that as someone who has seen first hand the benefits Cloud Computing can bring to an organization, I wanted to tackle a project that saw more people understand what Cloud is and, in doing so, to enable more organizations and individuals to take advantage of the Cloud.