Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Software as a Service

About 9 months ago I purchased Google Docs/Gmail Enterprise for my domain. The Enterprise version is the same as the free, but it allows you to use custom domains for a small yearly fee. I am convinced that this SAS model will be the predominant way companies deliver basic computing services for their employees. I am NOT convinced it will be Google hegemony, but probably either them or Microsoft. In general Microsoft doesn't "get" the web, but they do understand productivity software. Google get's the web, but there are some major holes in their product line. Most of all they need Project & Portfolio Management and collaboration SW and it needs to be integrated. It probably wouldn't hurt to either buy or CLOSELY partner with SAS vendors for common back office things like timesheet and payroll.


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