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One of the sessions at the upcoming Akamai Edge Conference 2016 will be 'Exploring User Expectations for Business Critical SaaS Applications'. This session will be hosted by Robert Mahowald; Group Vice President at IDC who leads IDC's worldwide application and cloud services practices. Robert will share findings key insights from the recent Akamai sponsored IDC 2016 SaaS User Requirements survey. We caught up with Robert recently to learn more about the survey and what he would be sharing with Edge attendees.

The Recipe for SaaS Success Part 2: MINDBODY

In my previous post, I discussed roadblocks to successful SaaS application delivery and IDC's recommendation that most providers partner or buy, rather than build, infrastructure and monitoring cloud services. Now I want to delve into what that process looks like and the business benefits providers can see using MINDBODY, which has perfected their own personal recipe for SaaS success.

The Recipe for SaaS Success Part 1: Make vs. Buy


The demand for cloud solutions is on the rise, driven by new imperatives, delivery choices and requirements for IT organizations. These cloud solutions are changing how IT services are created and delivered. Today's customers are purchasing cloud solutions, not servers, and using SaaS to extend or replace existing applications. Consider the following statistics:

  • The predicted cloud software market size by 2017 is $76.1 billion
  • There will be 2.5x more cloud ISVs by 2017
  • 91% of net new software will be built for cloud delivery in 2015