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jhumphries483
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11/8/2012 | 3:14:07 PM
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SaaS can make sense however having sold such solutions for many years, its ethical and fair to point out to the client, the initial savings erodes after 4- 5 years, cost of "rent to use" over time. C
Heather Vallis
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Heather Vallis,
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11/7/2012 | 5:09:52 PM
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What I really enjoy about your articles, Jonathan, is that you don't speak from a CIO "ivory tower"--you identify best practices based on your own IT successes and shortcomings. Great job!
jfeldman
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11/7/2012 | 3:38:35 PM
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Hi everyone... I've gotten a few queries about WHICH SaaS digital in/out board we used, so I thought I'd post it here in case anyone else is wondering. It's Simple In/Out. I'd link it, but that tends to delay the post since then it goes in for moderation. SimpleInOut with the usual dotcom. Thanks for the comments and interest. :) --JF
jfeldman
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jfeldman,
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11/7/2012 | 12:24:53 AM
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Agree in many cases. Larger orgs are starting to question the mix of SaaS to premises software, though. In some cases there may be intellectual property or long term cost to be considered. (http://www.informationweek.com...

As a general rule, though, I think you had better have a really good reason (beyond "not invented here") or pure cost to avoid SaaS totally.
MyW0r1d
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11/6/2012 | 5:19:01 PM
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I have consulted for many SMB (5 FTEs up to 700) and have moved many of the smaller (+/- 50) to Gmail or Ofc365 as a far more cost effective solution than an IT staff managing in house Exchange, anti virus/SPAM, updates, etc. They are able to brand their addresses, have anywhere access, and stay up to date will little downtime annually for little more than the cost of a single lunch. The ROI of a PAAS solution compared to acquisition of HW is also highly competitive if not better.
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11/6/2012 | 12:51:32 PM
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What kind of size of an organisation do you work for IT Joe? I've read that scalability and agility are the two main reasons companies are buying cloud solutions ( http://ow.ly/f3FH1 ) but that was for companies which had over 1000 employees. I know you can't gauge IT use purely by the number of employees a company has but maybe there is a fairly natural cut off point somewhere round there.
jfeldman
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11/6/2012 | 11:47:47 AM
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Thanks Tom! Sometimes we only learn the hard way, right? ;)
IT Joe
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11/5/2012 | 6:37:40 PM
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Sorry, but SAAS is not a good idea, it's just a new fad that gives sales people something to push. The Cloud, Saas, Virtual Servers, it's all hype. Yes there is actually some benefit but these are not for everyone and they are not for every situation. Before any smb should consider them, think about the benefits versus the risk, yes...risk. These all have some amount of risk as well as benefit. Not to mention, cost is usually much higher. I run the entire IT department, so adding my salary to the cost of hosting our own exchange server is not a valid measure. I spend very little time managing our exchange server. I have checked out the new cloud solutions and saas and the cost is off the charts compared to the small cost of the server, the licenses, and my very limited time managing it. It was going to cost us twice the amount.
Tom LaSusa
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11/5/2012 | 6:25:43 PM
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Great article, Jonathan!


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