Executive Briefings

Online Marketplaces Gather Together Thousands of SaaS/Cloud Providers and Their Solutions

Now that software as a service and the broader cloud computing concept have gained widespread recognition and acceptance, it will be interesting to see whether online marketplaces will become a preferred method for acquiring these on-demand resources.

Given the proliferation of SaaS/cloud providers and solutions, it makes sense that many IT and business decision makers would like to take advantage of a "one-stop shop" where they can procure multiple SaaS apps and cloud services.

One indication of the rapid spread of SaaS/cloud solutions is THINKstrategies' Cloud Showplace, which has more than 1,900 SaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers divided into 90-plus different application, industry, technology and service categories.

Although it is the largest directory of cloud companies, it still lists less than half of the overall universe of providers.

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Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, SaaS in the enterprise, cloud-computing services marketplace

Given the proliferation of SaaS/cloud providers and solutions, it makes sense that many IT and business decision makers would like to take advantage of a "one-stop shop" where they can procure multiple SaaS apps and cloud services.

One indication of the rapid spread of SaaS/cloud solutions is THINKstrategies' Cloud Showplace, which has more than 1,900 SaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers divided into 90-plus different application, industry, technology and service categories.

Although it is the largest directory of cloud companies, it still lists less than half of the overall universe of providers.

Read Full Article


Keywords: supply chain management IT, supply chain solutions, SaaS in the enterprise, cloud-computing services marketplace