Evolving Business Application Preferences, Part 2: Deployment Preferences

Do executives prefer to deploy business applications on premise? Hosted? In a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model? Do deployment preferences vary by software category, region, or company size? How have these preferences changed over time? What are the implications for buyers, users, and providers of business applications? Get the answers to these and other questions in this Strategic Perspective from Saugatuck Technology.

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