Springboard research have compiled this report into the projected growth for SaaS in the Asia Pacific region.

The report, not unexpectedly, determines that SOA growth will be significant and enumerates some reasons for that growth;

  • Reduced time and cost for service delivery
  • Closer IT-business alignment
  • Ability to dynamically create business processes
  • Flexibility and reliability
  • Optimizing resources
  • Growing support from integrators and developers
  • Aggressive vendor marketing

Naturally it also see some barriers to SOA growth;

  • Lack of awareness and understanding
  • Unsure ROI for providers
  • Legacy systems
  • Lack of SOA professionals

All in all it is an excellent report and should be some comfort for the SaaS businesses already existing, and in the pipeline, in our region.

The executive summary can be read (for free!) here.

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

  • Rob Anderson |

    I’m not sure that you can equate SOA growth with SaaS growth. SOA is an architecture that enables integration for systems. Just because you have an SOA it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are a user of external SaaS. Typically the business case for implementing an SOA is to eliminate internal system silos and enable integration – not outsource complete business processes to external vendors – although the architecture does lend itself to this

  • Fair comment Rob, but I see the two as being a little chicken and egg. SOA is the architecture that enables SaaS to flourish. So I guess my thinking is that increasing SOA will correlate closely with increasing uptake of SaaS

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