Web 2.0, SOA and on-demand are all instances of a fundamental shift in computing, away from vendor-specific platforms to a universally shared, open platform.
Software as Services
In the best-informed blog on software-as-a-service and on-demand business applications, Phil Wainewright cuts through the vendor spin, analyzes the trends to watch and adds his thought-provoking insights.
Since 1998, Phil Wainewright has been a thought leader in cloud computing as a blogger, analyst and consultant.
Rather than sitting in ivory towers designing applications, on-demand vendors 'run like mad' to keep pace with users' evolving needs, says Google's Adam Bosworth
The killer collaborative applications of Web 2.0 will look nothing like Microsoft Office, which was designed for people working alone in cubicles.
How do you make your on-demand venture a sure-fire prospect for VC dollars? Here are the "five imperatives" from the folks at Insight Venture Partners.
On-demand professional services automation vendor OpenAir is one of New England's fastest growing technology companies, says Deloitte & Touche.
The problem for all conventional software vendors is that their business model is built around products that don't work.
In the Web 2.0 economy, platforms that set the rules for service publishing and aggregation will wield the power and the wealth.
Although I wouldn't call it a marketplace, Salesforce.com's AppExchange definitely advances the state-of-the-art in re-use and sharing of on-demand applications.
Also launched last week, the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace is everything that Salesforce.com's AppExchange is not.
katrinalist.net is a compelling real-world example of salesforce.com's Evacuee Management application