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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part VII – Conclusion

Conclusion   In this seven part series, I have described barriers removed and tipping points reached that have resulted in the acceleration of SaaS products being funded and developed in 2012.  Customer attitudes have changed making them comfortable with SaaS, and in fact demanding SaaS products.  Customers Read More

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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part VI – Investors and Boards Get on Board

“Every generation a chaotic event occurs reordering the players and their equity value.” Jim Armstrong, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners on SaaS Justin Perreault of Commonwealth Capital Ventures says SaaS, along with developments in mobility and other corners of the cloud market are driving a Read More

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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part V – VARs and System Integrators get on board

The computer industry goes through a cycle of “Creative Destruction” most every decade whereby a new paradigm replace the old.  SaaS ushers in the next wave of “Creative Destruction;  VARs and System Integrators who embrace SaaS before their peers will have a competitive advantage during the transition. VARs and Read More

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Why Software Vendors move to SaaS

Software vendors see their growth opportunities in SaaS.  New software companies are based on SaaS, mobile, or big data — not on-premise software.  These new companies such as Salesforce, NetSuite, and Workday are the darlings of the software business by virtue of their technology, high Read More

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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part III – The Customer Pull

Customer demand for SaaS solutions is accelerating.  SaaS products must be evaluated when a new software solution is considered.  We are reaching a tipping point in customer demand further accelerating the growth of SaaS products. Top 5 reasons why Customers are driving the SaaS Explosion Read More

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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part II – The Server-Side Pull

We are at the tipping point of server-side capabilities for SaaS that will enable an explosion of SaaS development.  The upsurge of Server-side enablers, in aggregate, will knock down many barriers to building great SaaS applications enabling more and richer SaaS applications appearing in 2013. Read More

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The SaaS Explosion of 2013: Part I – The Client Side Pull

Gartner predicted cloud growth would be 21% percent in 2011.  IDC predicts SaaS growth at 25.3% CAGR through 2014.  Forester predicts SaaS will account for 26% of the package software market by 2016, while Deloitte forecasts that only 4.3% of On-Premise software spending will be Read More

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About US

Dave Key

Dave Key is a SaaS thought leader who has built and advised SaaS companies for the last 12 years. Dave has co-founded three software companies: FileNet, FieldCentrix, and YouMail building revolutionary, large scale software products for new worldwide markets.

Dave has a breadth of experience as a CEO, Software VP, CFO, Chairman of the Board, Audit Committee Chairman, Advisor, and Angel Investor.

Dave assists companies with their SaaS strategy and execution to thrive in a world moving to the cloud and mobile platforms.