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TechRadar™ For SVM Professionals: Software-As-A-Service, Q4 2011

Software-As-A-Service Still Growing, Taking Over In More Areas Of Technology

January 3, 2012

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Authors

  • By Liz Herbert
  • with Galen Schreck,
  • James Staten,
  • Kelsey Stone

Why Read This Report

As software-as-a-service (SaaS) becomes increasingly important to firms' application strategies, sourcing and vendor management (SVM) professionals are taking ownership of the research, purchasing, negotiations, and ongoing vendor relationships for these solutions. To be successful in their roles, sourcing and vendor management professionals must therefore understand which categories of SaaS application categories are taking off most quickly, which have the most potential for success, and which are looming on the horizon.

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Table of Contents

  • SaaS Usage Continues To Grow — But Adoption Varies Widely By Category
  • Understanding The SPI Model And How SaaS Fits In
  • The Future Of Sourcing: Coordinated Strategy And Road Map Are Critical
  • Forrester's TechRadar For SaaS
  • SaaS: Expanding Into New Applications, Changing Traditional Software Models
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  • Build A SaaS Strategy With Category Maturity In Mind
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