Cloud computing is a disruptive technology that threatens the existing software distribution and consumption model. It enables software to be sold as a service (SaaS). As a result many new services have spawned that use this distributed computing approach to offer everying from hosted applications, remote processing, tools, plug-ins, widgets, APIs and databases. This pay-as-you-go model eliminates big cash outlays for software, making it faster to deploy services, easier to integrate functionality and increase the speed to market.
In this event, we will hear from a panel of experts on their experiences with SaaS approaches versus traditional software and we will examine the various issues surrounding SaaS such as:
- Is SaaS merely an interesting experiment or should it be a critical part of your web strategy
- Is SaaS best suited for web based products and small businesses or is it suitable for large scale enterprise applications and high traffic websites
- What are the benefits, advantages and disadvantages of SaaS / cloud computing?
Mani Gill, VP On Demand, Business Objects, SAP
Ray Solnik, President & COO, OpSource
Official Website: http://www.webguild.org/events/event_details.php?event_id=444639537
Added by webguild_sv on July 9, 2008