If You Ran a Software Company, Would You Go All-Cloud?

Dec 12, 2012

Whether everything should be delivered as a cloud service, versus installed and run at customers' sites is a huge issue for software providers. For a vendor, the move to cloud is fraught with risk - going from guaranteed streams of license revenue to lower-cost monthly subscription rates, for example. Plus, software providers need to evolve to become data center operators - a different type of business, with more demanding, time-sensitive requirements than simply servicing their own staffs. Does every software publisher really want to get into the data center business?

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