Businesses and consumers love the flexibility of SaaS. However, this flexibility brings a “dark” side: less predictability – and ultimately – less control. Four SaaS pricing models address this challenge, in different ways – and for very different markets.
It is easy to focus on the “tax” that hackers like Wikileaks and Operation Payback impose on the cost of IT and information security. However, the technology industry always adapts. It will evolve products and services in response these attacks that ultimately make our information safer and more secure.
Jack Welch used to say, “Be Number 1 or Number 2 (or else get out of the market).” Does this same “Magic Number” apply in the information technology and software world (where innovation is continuous and Moore’s Law applies)?