Software as a Service (SaaS) has been around for a long time and is a fantastic route to market for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). With the IDC predicting that SaaS will grow nearly 5x faster than traditional software, and that in 2018 the market for SaaS and cloud software will exceed $100 billion, it’s not surprising that many ISVs have already started the journey to offering cloud based solutions.
This change offers big opportunities to ISVs – but also risks. There is a lot to keep track of in terms of SaaS & technology is a vital consideration. With considerable hardware, software and services expertise, IBM can help and support you in a number of key technology areas, such as Security - arguably the most important technology issue & one that customers will undoubtedly consider when comparing SaaS offerings & Infrastructure that provides consistent performance, together with the highest possible reliability and availability.
At IBM, we’d like to partner with you throughout your SaaS journey. Which is why we’ve put together this Self Assessment.
The principle is simple enough. Every ISV is different and won’t be at the same stage of their SaaS journey. Some may be considering SaaS for the first time & some may already offering SaaS solutions and are in the process of developing a new ones, some will support corporate enterprises while others might focus on the SMB market.
Please do spend 5 minutes filling in this Self Assessment - it is designed to enable you take advantage of IBM’s expertise and capabilities, and to ascertain what input from IBM would help.
The opportunity is to take advantage not only of IBM’s brand and build quality, and as much or as little support as you would like, with the client seeing a single source of excellence. We commend our SaaS Self Assessment to all our partners – it’s free and it will tailor itself completely to your needs.
If you have any questions regarding SaaS, feel free to email me at Claire_Bodle@uk.ibm.com.
By Claire Bodle at 12 Oct 2017, 16:19 PM