My 2006 SaaS Posts Hit Parade

Being December 30, just for fun, I looked at the blog engine stats and compiled the Hit Parade of the blog entries I posted in 2006. Here is the list of my top 12 posts, ranked by total views. If you are a long term aficionado, you are likely to know them all; if you are more recent…

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Predictions for SaaS in 2007

Phil Wainewright concludes his Dec 22 post with: This is the second of three articles in which I’m making predictions for SaaS in 2007. What are your predictions? Making up stuff that might happen in the future is a big hobby of mine, I will go as far as stealing a page from the analysts book…

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The cheapest (and most likely fastest) way to transfer 300GB of data from San Francisco to New York is to FedEx the hard drive…

In his fantastic paper, Jim Gray describes the Distributed Computing Economics (it was published in 2003, if you have not read it, it is a MUST READ). The basic premise is simple (from the paper):   A computation task has four characteristic demands:• Networking – delivering questions and answers,• Computation – transforming information to produce new information,•…

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SaaS ISV Architecture Questionnaire version 1.0

I recently put together a series of questions to be used in Architecture Design Sessions. This questionnaire is meant for understanding the current application architecture and how it fits in the overall single instance multi tenancy aspects. As mentioned many time, one application does not necessarily need to be “pure” and be 100% single instance multi tenant,…

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Phil Seeking the True Meaning of SaaS

Following all the noise about what is SaaS in the blogosphere these past few days, Phil as a very good article describing the journey he went through since he did a keynote at the very first ASP conference in 1999. In his post, Phil talks about Multi-tenancy, Shared services, SOA, Community of interest, Pay as you…

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