on-demand software


VARs Iffy Over Google Apps for Businesses

Despite some marquee business accounts, Google Apps Premier Edition has yet to win over VARs despite the rollout of a partner program in January. VARs said their fears that Google Inc. is not set up for partners are being realized with inquiries from partners going unreturned. At a press event this week, Google said the […]

Microsoft: Repeat, Cloud Delivery Wont Displace Channel

Microsoft Corp. executives are once again trying to assuage VAR fears that they will be cut out of the company’s hosted software business. Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Ron Markezich, corporate vice president, speaking at two events this week, said Microsoft gets 90 to 95 percent of its revenue from the channel. In addition, […]

Jamcracker, BlueTie Partner on Wholesale On-Demand Services

Jamcracker announced it added BlueTie Inc.’s e-mail and collaboration suite to its wholesale on-demand services delivery platform, Jamcracker Service Delivery Network (JSDN). An alternative to Microsoft Exchange for SMBs, the BlueTie offering includes an AJAX-based Web interface with spam and virus protection, calendaring, desktop sharing and online meeting features, file storage and sharing, and integration […]

JAJAH Gets the ‘MOST’ Out of Prime Carrier

JAJAH has chosen Prime Carrier’s MOST products as part of its international IP communications platform. JAJAH incorporated MOST into its end-to-end IP communications platform to assist the processing of traffic data, helping manage the cost and quality of call routing. This solution has been delivered through Prime Carrier’s ‘On Demand’ hosted environment, thus minimizing the […]

Google Searches for SaaS Channel

Google needs the indirect channel to create new revenue opportunities for its Google Apps Premier Edition, but will the search giant be able to earn the trust of resellers?

IBM Enlists Channel in SaaS Bid

IBM Corp. plans to involve its channel in its Lotus Live software-as-a-service bid announced Monday. Big Blue said eventually it would allow solutions providers to build apps and services around LotusLive. And, a multitiered admin capability from a recent acquisition could enable private labeling of the on-demand software suite. No timeline for channel rollout was […]

SaaS Help Channel Partners Build ARPU, Customer Loyalty

Software as a Service is gaining ground, creating new opportunities for the channel. According to research firm In-Stat, over the next 12 months the percentage of U.S. companies implementing SaaS-based business management applications will approach the percentage of firms deploying traditional licenses for those applications. “There is a lot of excitement surrounding SaaS and on-demand […]

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