Complexity does not go away, it just changes hands…

A law that I always found interesting in Physics is the the Lavoisier Law which states that the mass of a closed system of substances will remain constant. In other words, matter cannot be created nor destroyed, it can only change form. (just for the purists: of course this law does not hold in special relativity or…

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Efficient Software Delivery through Service Delivery Platforms

Several weeks ago, we wrote a introductory article on service delivery platforms published in the Architect Journal. If we don’t count blog entries, this is our first published article looking into “running” software delivered as a service. Over the next few months our goal is to complement our LitwareHR reference implementation (which show how to “build” software as…

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Intra-enterprise SaaS

Today, on his blog, Sinclair asks:  Can the Fortune 500 Achieve Efficiency through Intra-enterprise SaaS?  The answer is obviously YES! A lot of the concepts built in software as service such as multi-tenancy, meta driven customization, self service (try before you buy) are great practices whether you are delivering software over the Internet or Intranet….

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Either I don’t get it or I’m calling (at least partial) BS on SaS 70

Please educate me on SaS 70 as either I don’t get it or its importance is in my opinion overly inflated. I keep hearing from various analysts the importance of SaS 70 (preferably type 2) certification for SaaS vendors; and I of course hear a lot of SaaS vendors who went through the process, gloating…

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Phil on SaaS Appliance

I read with interest Phil’s post on SaaS appliance and how a few companies are using this model for “putting SaaS on-premise” as Phil says. Phil’s commentary is very similar to what we had published in the past in our enterprise perspective white paper here, or Fred’s post here where software as a service can…

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Guess What? Fred’s back!

After spending almost 2 months in China with our valiant Chinese colleagues, Fred is back to headquarters. Life in Redmond being much quieter than the “real life in the field”, he has now time to blog again 🙂  Here he shares his thoughts on Implications of Self-, Outsourced- and OEM-Hosting.


Hosting LitwareHR

Eugenio spent the last couple of weeks exploring the implications of hosting LitwareHR on a hypothetical hosting platform. Very interesting findings: Part I – The Scenario Part II – On-Boarding Part III – Billing, Metering   Enjoy.


For Those Who Believe that the Browser is Good Enough

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know how much work we have put into efficient software delivery guidance, multi tenancy best practices etc. One thing we have not done as much (at least not yet) is to show how to hook this efficient delivery model with rich experiences. However, one thing…


Build – Run – Consume – Monetize

Build – Run – Consume – Monetize a.k.a BRCM (pronounced “breekam”?!) is a simple model that I am experimenting with to explain the primary concerns of each of the “actors” involved in software delivered as a service as well as understanding the multiple angles of platform support required by this fast growing trend. Below a high level description of this…

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Microsoft RPFBALOBNAIALLTACTIYJFUVSASFS

Eric Nelson one of Microsoft’s SaaS experts in the UK, who apparently gave up being a developer 🙂 shares, in this post, a well kept secret: i.e. the new release of Microsoft CRM is much more than CRM but a full fledge application platform. He even goes as far as coining the catchy moniker: Microsoft RPFBALOBNAIALLTACTIYJFUVSASFS, which…