Business Software Transitions: Shifting Gears, Shifting Sources
A new Strategic Perspective for Saugatuck research clients spotlights a significant change in enterprise IT and business leader expectations regarding SaaS/Cloud and business software applications. The net? They see a very quick shift from traditional apps to hybridized Cloud+on-premises models, and then another quick shift to pure-play Cloud-based software – all within four years. Here’s the highlight picture from Saugatuck’s recent survey data:
Of course, “new” does not mean “all” business software, and what’s acquired in hybridized forms will not necessarily disappear in a move toward pure-play Cloud. But the combination of short timeframes with this level of expected changes in business applications software – the core reason for enterprise IT existence – suggests a period of massive change, disruption, and uncertainty for enterprise IT and its leaders.
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