Category: Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

PART I – Hyperbole in the cloud: Welcome to the Wild, Wild West

PART I – Hyperbole in the cloud: Welcome to the Wild, Wild West

But the cloud is not limited to silver linings. In fact, there’s a lot of vapor up there. This is an immature market that has just completed its second wave of incubation. There are no clear leaders yet. Literally thousands of startups and established vendors are vying for their piece of the pie. Commonly accepted standards, operating procedures and legal precedents don’t exist. We’re effectively witnessing a virtual land grab, not unlike the Western expansion experienced in the 19th Century.
On-Premises vs. SaaS; Manual vs. Automatic

On-Premises vs. SaaS; Manual vs. Automatic

Recently, a local software company in a non-competitive industry approached me to get my opinion about SaaS, and the strategic importance of developing a SaaS product plan. It was the first time in a long time that I even thought about that question. In fact, last week, I celebrated six years of running the SaaS offering for Hyland Software. Since then, while I have defended and evangelized the SaaS approach, I had not really thought about the go/no-go decision.