This is a continuation of my discussion "Will SaaS save IT ?"
Microsoft the poster child of traditional software product market is realigning to the SaaS model. Today they announced that customers will be able to sign up at Microsoft.com/online and buy Exchange Online and SharePoint Online separately or as part of a suite with Office Live Meeting for conferencing, Exchange Hosted Services for added e-mail services like spam filtering and Office Communications Online (once it is released).
Microsoft expects customers will save 10% to 50% on infrastructure and staffing costs by moving to the SaaS services.
At QLogitek we have been pushing and pioneering SaaS solutions for retailers and CPG companies. Our data on operational cost savings concurs with information published by Microsoft. The Canadian retail community like retailers across the globe are hurting; and is now reaching out to us via QLogitek Cost Savings Club to reduce their supply chain cost and enhance their capability.