Friday, February 26, 2010

SAAS is now mainstream
I was first introduced to SAAS (then ASP) when I joined Brassring (now Kenexa) in 2000. We were convinced that it was how Enterprise Software will be delivered in the future. was leading the way. However, most ASPs grew much slower than anybody anticipated. Profitability was elusive and hard to attain.

I believe and Infoworld just validated that SAAS finally arrived in 2009. There is robust growth and one can find multiple feature rich products in most every functional area. My team integrated many new SAAS products with our PeopleSoft ERP last year. A small business starting does not need a single piece of on-premise application software.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cool version of Wired Mag on the iPad
I think that the iPad will be big for magazines:

I really like the interactive Ads. I think they move the user engagement and experience forward.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cloud Computing

Here is how I defined Cloud Computing in a survey I was filling earlier today:
IT Applications or Infrastructure delivered as a utility from a shared environment. The key attribute of Cloud Computing is that it provides and option to easily and rapidly (not essentially in real-time) provision and de-provision resources based on demand. Cloud Computing completely abstracts IT Infrastructure and application management from a user.

(My wife took this picture of the street in the front of our house during the mega-storm last week)