Invest Now in Growth and Product, Then Slowly Consume Everything Else

By Scott Seaton, Logicalis US Business Development Specialist, Solution Providers

Early to mid-stage software companies are in an intense race. The winners reap huge rewards while others fade into obsolescence. The rules of the competition are simple: Develop and deliver better features faster and sell them more effectively than the other guy—and do it all within limited budgets.

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Not all Cloud Providers are the Same, There is no “One Size Fits All”

When it comes to recognizing what it takes to prepare your IT infrastructure to make the most of the cloud, we have given it quite a bit of thought.  Early on, Logicalis’ cloud experts identified what we call the IT Transformation Journey, a literal blueprint for IT transformation that can help organizations prepare to implement cloud computing in a way that benefits them to the fullest. And we’ve been honored to once again be named among the top 100 Cloud Service Providers in Penton’s fifth annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report for our focus and thought leadership.

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Evaluating Your SaaS Platform Provider

To improve profit margins and ensure application performance, software providers with multi-tenant SaaS environments should periodically evaluate their platform providers. With new technologies and best practices constantly evolving—both from your perspective and the perspective of your platform provider—a partner that was a good fit at the beginning of the relationship may no longer be the ideal partner today. Here are three key areas to consider:

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Compressing Application Time-to-Value

After initial success in migrating from an on-premise delivery model to the SaaS delivery model, a key aspect for software providers to assess is the time-to-value that SaaS delivers. While SaaS inherently accelerates the process significantly compared to an on-premise solution, compressing time-to-value as much as possible remains critical in generating positive cash flows.

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The Importance of Compliance When Selecting a Partner for Your SaaS Solution

A key factor for software vendors when choosing their SaaS platform provider is to verify the regulations for which the provider can prove compliance. After all, if your customers require HIPAA, PCI, FDIC compliance or compliance with another regulation, the engine on which your software runs must also comply. Another important aspect is compliance with SSAE 16 SOC, which verifies if sufficient controls are in place over financial information as well as compliance with professional accounting standards.

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