Enterprise hits and misses – IBM spins off a legacy business, ERP vendors get a re-platform debate, and hybrid SaaS gets its due

Lead story – Don’t be a ERP re-platform sheep – or a pure SaaS sheep either.

MyPOV: Two diginomica stories challenged buyers not to accept the status quo.

Start with Kurt’s When – and why – hybrid SaaS might be a better option. Kurt critiques SaaS multi-tentant purists. Architectural options have become more nuanced – opening up SaaS possibilities in regulated industries, for example.

I believe that’s a win for customers, but it does require grasping what’s under the hybrid SaaS hood. Kurt:

A better SaaS alternative is a hybrid model in which parts of an application, such as the Web UI, mobile interface and administrative console are delivered from shared infrastructure while the backend databases and business logic run on dedicated infrastructure. For example, Generis CARA, a content management SaaS that targets highly regulated industries like life sciences and financial services provides two classes of service that

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