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SaaS Is Looking Trendy... Again

Denise Culver
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
2/28/2017

Throughout the remainder of 2017, the significance of software-as-a-service (SaaS) will become obvious in a number of likely trends.

Device security is a significant driver: Mobility makes multiple points of entry on enterprise networks; remote working exposes unencrypted networks; malware can be injected into vulnerable networks and transferred from device to device. All of these vulnerabilities must be addressed by SaaS vendors.

Going hand in hand with the SaaS security trend will be growth in artificial intelligence (AI), as companies like Google, Amazon and Apple continue to beef up their impressive AI presence, while others build out applications that address home and life automation. Additionally, the day of the pure-play SaaS company has faded, and solutions now are expected to follow the platform model, offering buyers more of a platform solution with options like CRM.

These SaaS trends and more have been covered have been covered by Light Reading in recent days:

There are more than 60 SaaS companies and products already featured in Virtuapedia, with a few standouts like:

  • CipherCloud's Trust Platform is a cloud access security broker (CASB) with security monitoring, enforcement and encryption capabilities.
  • AI Cloud from CloudMinds creates AI engines in the cloud, and the company is working on a mobile intranet cloud service that provides enterprises with self-learning cloud platforms.
  • Zuora's platform addresses a number of different enterprise needs, including Subscription Management and Global Payments.

More than 1,500 companies and products are now listed in Virtuapedia, making it the telecom industry’s most comprehensive resource for all things related to virtualization. Some 13,000 network professionals also are now registered with Virtuapedia, giving them access not only to vendor and product information but also to the latest industry news and research from Heavy Reading.

To get your company listed in Virtuapedia, go to the Get Listed tab on the site. To join the growing ranks of the virtualization community and get access to executive summaries of Heavy Reading’s research, go to the Register Now tab.

— Denise Culver, Director of Online Research, Heavy Reading

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jafmartin
jafmartin
3/6/2019 | 7:51:23 PM
Re: Saasbest legal-steroids
The private cloud and public cloud models are showing a positive trend in the market, and the companies are trying to employ the hybrid cloud model in the recent future.
gretsons
gretsons
3/6/2019 | 11:03:17 AM
SaaS
By vertical, the SaaS market can be segmented into banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI), information technology (IT) and telecommunication, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, education and others. The BFSI segment continues to hold the largest market share in the vertical segment, and the manufacturing segment will be growing at a significant rate during the forecast period.
jesterson
jesterson
3/4/2019 | 10:22:45 AM
Re: Saasbest legal-steroids
The main reason is the extensive use of SaaS-based solutions such as human capital management (HCM), office suites, emails and web conferencing. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing region for the SaaS market, owing to the increasing number of SaaS vendors who provide continuous marketing, support and sales services to their clients.
johnsten
johnsten
3/1/2019 | 11:03:21 PM
SaaS
However, increasing data security concerns and limited internet connectivity will impede the SaaS market growth and fluctuate the SaaS pricing dynamics in some of the major economies.
stemene
stemene
2/26/2019 | 11:55:35 PM
SaaS
Vertical SaaS point solutions compete with horizontal point solutions that perform the same tasks, but don't use the language of your industry, may not offer best practices/training catered towards your industry, and may not prioritize new features that are important to your industry over features that are important to other industries.
gemson
gemson
2/24/2019 | 11:54:41 AM
SaaS
Vertical SaaS point solutions compete with horizontal point solutions that perform the same tasks, but don't use the language of your industry, may not offer best practices/training catered towards your industry, and may not prioritize new features that are important to your industry over features that are important to other industries.
ryanres
ryanres
2/21/2019 | 8:02:47 PM
SaaSbest legal-steroids
However, increasing data security concerns and limited internet connectivity will impede the SaaS market growth and fluctuate the SaaS pricing dynamics in some of the major economies.
laseleon
laseleon
2/20/2019 | 9:54:59 PM
Vertical SaaS
Yes thats right, Vertical SaaS is predicted to blow up in 2018. It targets specific industries/customers, allowing companies to adapt features according to client and industry demand. It differs from Horizontal SaaS, which focuses on clients in any sector or industry.
kelvingron
kelvingron
2/19/2019 | 10:32:59 AM
Vertical SaaSbest legal-steroids
The vertical SaaS model doesn’t aim to be all things to all people or cover a broad product category; instead, they focus much more narrowly on industry verticals. Their solutions are purpose-built for clear industry niches and in doing so, they narrow the size of their potential market.
jessicane
jessicane
2/16/2019 | 9:42:06 PM
Vertical SaaSbest legal-steroids
Based on the deployment model, the SaaS market can be segmented into public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. The private cloud and public cloud models are showing a positive trend in the market, and the companies are trying to employ the hybrid cloud model in the recent future.
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