Gianpaolo's blog

thoughts of a dotcom refugee happily expatriated at Microsoft

May, 2007

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    From High Margin-Low Volume to High Volume-Low Margin

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    If I was to summarize (simplify?!) the trend that is happening in the SaaS space, I would say that the business model is moving from a high margin - low volume model to a high volume - low margin model, as described in the picture below. This is of course...
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    Build - Run - Consume - Monetize

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    Build - Run - Consume - Monetize a.k.a BRCM (pronounced "breekam"?!) is a simple model that I am experimenting with to explain the primary concerns of each of the "actors" involved in software delivered as a service as well as understanding the multiple...
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    SaaSCon Debrief

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    On April 17-18 I was in Santa Clara mingling with the international SaaS crowd at SaaSCon . There, Eugenio and myself presented a session titled: Anatomy of a SaaS Application. The slides are available here . The goal of the session was to cut through...
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    SaaS Undertakers do exist...

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    About one month ago, I blogged here about the need of "SaaS Undertakers" looking after the SaaS data graveyard that might exponentially grow with out of business SaaS companies (I'm bullish on SaaS, but common... not all of them will succeed). Well, today...
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    For Those Who Believe that the Browser is Good Enough

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    If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know how much work we have put into efficient software delivery guidance, multi tenancy best practices etc. One thing we have not done as much (at least not yet) is to show how to hook this efficient...
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    Microsoft RPFBALOBNAIALLTACTIYJFUVSASFS

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    Eric Nelson one of Microsoft's SaaS experts in the UK, who apparently gave up being a developer :) shares, in this post , a well kept secret: i.e. the new release of Microsoft CRM is much more than CRM but a full fledge application platform. He even goes...
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    Pendulum

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    I was catching up on Phil 's always excellent blog tonight and I smiled when I read about OpenSAM. What I found funny was not the idea per se, but the "deja vu" of the best of breed vs. integrated suite debate :) I remember a conversation I had at TechEd...
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    My Wife is an Ecosexual...

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    I was browsing through Wired Magazine earlier this morning and I discovered that my wife is an ecosexual ... Cool! P.S. for some reason, I think this blog post will have more views than average :) I also had a joke relating ecosexual and SaaS but I'll...
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