Software as a Service Group
At a glance
The group will look to provide members and the industry with a strong voice around this developing and important business model. The group will work closely with Intellect’s Software Group and will be actively seeking other related areas to link to.
The Software as a Service Group uses the following hashtag to tweet about issues related to the group - #intellectsaas. Please feel free use this hashtag to talk about everything related to the group.
- 25/06/2013 - ***Fully booked*** Software as a Service Group | Legal Affairs Group: Legal and Regulatory issues in Cloud Computing
David heads up D2C, a consulting firm which provides cloud computing advice, social media consulting and Cloud based solutions for content, collaboration, web publishing, online accounting, CRM and ERP. In addition he is Executive Director of ITBrix LLC, the software company that creates WordFrame, the web publishing and collaboration platform for building better web communities and PageTypes their CMS.
David has been working in and around the software business for over 20 years. Following an Applied Physics degree at UCL, he spent 9 years with IBM. He then performed director and senior manager roles at Cyberaid, CSI, IMI/Brook Street Computers, Interactive, DataWorks, Indus, Science Systems and CODA. As well being a regular speaker at business related social media and Cloud Computing events, David organizes London Wiki Wednesdays, was one of the founders of CreativeCoffee Club and was part of the team that started Amplified (the Network of Networks). As well as chairing the Intellect Software as a Service Group, he is a director of EuroCloud UK, and is on the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum.
The Business case for Software as a Service: Case studies digest
Just over two years ago, Intellect produced a guide for board-level decision makers called 'The Business Case for Software as a Service' (see below). That guide showed how and where readers could derive benefits from deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) in their own organisation. It examined the commonly claimed benefits of SaaS such as lowering costs, reducing risk, providing flexibility and reducing reliance on IT. As well as providing a number of checklists and questions to take into account before considering SaaS for the organisation.
This new report presents the case for SaaS in practice. The SaaS market has matured rapidly in a short period of time with companies from a broad spectrum of industries, such as retail and charities, adopting this model.
It contains 12 case studies of organisations that have deployed SaaS successfully, explaining the background and the benefits. We have produced this report to help you, the decision maker, understand how different SaaS applications could work in your businesses.
Business case for Software as a Service Report
This educational and promotional document defines Software as a Service (SaaS) and highlights the benefits it can bring to business and customers through an evolved system of software delivery. It further provides information on implementation, costs, security issues and legalities.
In this paper, the authors (a group of SaaS vendors, IT consultants and lawyers) have set out to illustrate why there is a growing interest in SaaS, why it is having such an impact on both the technology industry and its customers, and why it isn’t really about the technology at all but about service to customer organisation.
Key focus areas:
- To act as an independent point of contact for anyone interested in SaaS.
- Publicly raise awareness about the benefits of SaaS.
- Connect with media and industry leaders to enhance their understanding of SaaS.
- To act as a forum to meet and network with others with an interest in SaaS
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