26 AugCloud app integration trends by Mike Ponta on Aug 26 2010
A survey taken by Access Markets International looked at SaaS implementation habits among small and medium sized businesses. The survey found that 12% of small business and 24% of medium-sized business use SaaS, and that about one-third of SMBs use a pure SaaS approach. Two outlets looked at this survey in a different light.
Connected Planet looks closely at how the survey means that many applications are still used on premise and how some may stay there. They quote an AMI representative who explains that high-security applications like accounting software remain on premise for many years.
CRN.com took takes a look at how the study suggests SMBs are “hungry” for more SaaS offerings. They point out that many survey respondents plan to incorporate more SaaS into their application stacks in the near future, in part due to macro-economic conditions.
Both sites, of course, are looking at the same numbers. But their differing opinions point out the unavoidable give-and-take that comes with SaaS: SaaS adoption and integration requires organizations to give up some control over their applications, but it can also be more cost-effective.