The debate around cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) has energized industry conversations on the future of software. But in fact what we are witnessing in the software industry today is not a revolution, but an evolution. Customers are most concerned with how to use software to sustain competitive advantage, align IT with the business and deliver the best experience for users without compromise — regardless of delivery option — whether that is SaaS, on-premise software or a combination of the two. That’s why this evolution of software in a services world is so important for the industry to broadly support, and why customers deserve more than all-or-nothing ultimatums. For more, see Refresh the Net.
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