When two worlds collide

Traditional software giants like Microsoft are having to adapt their business models as customers look for innovative SaaS options, writes Ian Campbell

2nd October, 2010

The SaaS model and cloud delivery are affecting the IT industry, as assumptions about the role of appliances running software are being radically challenged.

Just as the innovations of low cost airlines overhauled a long-established way of doing things, SaaS specialists like Salesforce have proved that traditional models are only good until something better comes along.

The challenge for old world software vendors like Microsoft and Oracle is to carve out a place for themselves...

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