Part 1 of this blog series depicted the three evolutionary phases (or waves) of software as a service (SaaS) and the adoption of cloud computing. The post ended with some glimpses into the future and likely implications for SaaS users.
Part 2 then explored the apparent opportunities and accompanying challenges (and painstaking soul-searching exercises) that SaaS aspirants face in their
and mobile systems provider SkyData Systems are related to its future on-demand strategy. SAP will only go as far as to acknowledge that they are a part of it. As in the case of SAP Business ByDesign described in Part 2 , there has been no lack of speculation, misinformation, and sensationalism in the news reporting on the why, what, how, and when of SAP’s on-demand plans. It might be worthwhile to read Bob Evans' Global CIO blog post as a response to a BusinessWeek ’s previous article . Other