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Beware the Second Wave of Vendor Lock-In Fueled by’s Vertical Strategy

When announced its new industries strategy, analysts predicted it would be the catalyst for a “second wave of SaaS adoption.” But as the SaaS provider rolls out verticalized offerings built on the Salesforce1 Platform, it will also become the second wave of vendor lock-in. (more…)


The 5 application development myths you need to ditch in 2015


It seems that as the market evolves and some of the old trends vanish in thin air, a new set of myths pops up and percolates throughout organizations big and small. So today, although we’re already a couple of months into 2015, I want to write about the top 5 app dev myths you should leave behind this year in order to be truly successful. (more…)

  Platform in Action

Education and RAD PaaS – Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

IT professionals in the education space have a difficult task facing them – they have to meet the demands of students, teachers and administrative support staff with what typically amounts to a shoestring budget. (more…)

  Dev Zone

Custom SaaS Calls for RAD PaaS

I will bet that in some form or fashion you have Software as a Service (SaaS) in your organization. Now, I am not talking about packages that have been purchased and installed on your servers – I am talking about true SaaS. Where the software is running in the ‘cloud’ on your SaaS provider’s servers. There is a lot of hype around SaaS and the hope that in the near future all your applications will simply be purchased in the cloud and start working immediately. Sounds great – right?
  Dev Zone

SIIA PaaS Requirements

The Cloud…  It’s like teenage sex. Everyone is talking about it – but no one is really doing it. Also like teenage sex sooner or later you will. Thus while the hype is driving us all a bit crazy we have to pay some attention to how this will play out as sooner or later we will get involved. Like most things in the technology world, the concepts are not all that new.
What has changed is the terminology and more importantly the availability of the technology has gotten better. This makes things more accessible, usable, etc. For example, it was not but a few years ago that you still used a phone line and wire to connect to your email when traveling on business. How we forget the good ole days and thank someone for wireless access. In the cloud we are making access to virtualized servers, data stores and the needed services to manage them available under a utility model – you only pay for what you use. (more…)