From desktop apps to hybrid cloud - the intro (pt. 1)

Aug 18, 2017 9:36:00 AM / by Riaz Merchant

  Riaz Merchant

Businesses across every industry are reaping the benefits of new, cloud-based software delivered via the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

Prior to the Cloud era, software carried a hefty price tag, required physical installation, and functioned on only desktop computers. Now, this older software is being replaced by cheaper, subscription-based options that are delivered over the Internet and function across desktops, the web, and mobile devices.

For Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who established themselves in the desktop era, the existence of the Cloud is both a curse and a blessing. A curse because your customers and your competitors are pressuring you to move to the Cloud, to meet the market’s demands. And a blessing because the Cloud allows you to create new revenue streams and reach out to new customers. Working from the Cloud, you can compete globally without investing further resources in large sales teams or physical delivery.

Moving to the Cloud can be challenging, but the rewards are worth it. In this series, unfolding over the next several weeks, we’ll discuss:

Topics: Cloud and hybrid cloud, Thriftly

Riaz Merchant

Written by Riaz Merchant

President/CEO at Mertech Data Systems, Inc.