I just returned from speaking at the Akamai Customer Conference as a member of a panel called “Accelerating Global Collaboration across the Enterprise.” It fell into the first of three tracks at the conference: 1) Enterprise / High Tech, 2) Media & Entertainment, and 3) Commerce.
I am often asked how to put together the business case for Software as a Service (SaaS) and if the traditional Return on Investment (ROI) metrics is the correct way to look at SaaS offerings. The question is very relevant as organizations affected by the economy now must leverage the reduced human and capital resources at their disposal.
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