The market surrounding cloud technology has been evolving as rapidly as the technology itself. While cloud is undoubtedly the future of computing in business, there are a few kinks to be worked out in the present. The biggest issue right now is that of pricing models.
Cloud computing is widely expected to be the future of software technology. Industry leaders like Amazon, Microsoft, and BMI are currently dumping truckloads of investment dollars into the cloud market. While it’s already a thriving market, the often steep cost of entry is keeping a lot of small businesses out of the game.
Breaking down entry barriers
At Datamark Systems, we pride ourselves on producing real solutions for businesses. That’s why we created Datamark Live, an affordable cloud hosting service, allowing software venders to run their products in a web browser instantaneously. To learn more (or to recieve a free demo of your software running on the cloud), please take approximately 45 seconds to fill out our contact form or reach out to me directly.
Everyone from businesses with under 10 employees to the U.S. Department of Defense are throwing their hat into the cloud computing ring. While cloud based software is now a more prevalent technology than ever before, its true potential is lost on many people within affected industries. To understand what the big fuss is about, one must first understand that cloud technology has two basic possible uses, depending on company needs. These may be broken down as internal and external.
According to Dell’s Global Technology Adoption Index, companies deploying cloud and big data technology are experiencing 53% higher revenue growth rates than those that aren’t.1 Despite this, many companies are still holding back on cloud development. The steep cost of migration to cloud is of course the tallest barrier here. Corporations with older software solutions are looking at having to completely rebuild their applications to be cloud compatible.
It’s no secret that cloud computing is the future for tech-based industries. The trend of web hosted software has been steadily on the rise for years. In 2018, companies are finding many uses, both internal and user-side, for cloud technology.
What about my industry?
Whether you’re a software distributer, a moving company, or a healthcare provider, people in your field have found uses for cloud computing that are beginning to cause a stir in the market. While some industries have already migrated at large to the cloud, some are only just beginning to adapt. The number one barrier of entry into the cloud market is the astronomical development costs associated with migrating on-premise to the cloud. That’s, of course, where we come in. Datamark Live sidesteps these problems by offering a virtually instantaneous solution via the power of desktop virtualization. Find out more here.
Migrating desktop applications to web-based platforms is a relatively new trend in software. Because of the market advantages of hosting software over the cloud, this is becoming more and more the norm among major software enterprises and small companies alike. But how well do cloud hosted desktop applications work? We’d like to invite you to try it for yourself. Our team has set up a demostration of a stock program running on the cloud via the power of Datamark Live. Go here to try it out right now.
Many niche market software providers are turning to Datamark Live, which serves as a launch pad to boost them into the modern, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service ecosphere. What makes it the preferred choice? We’ll go over a few of the key advantages. Continue reading “Launching into the SaaS Market: Niche Software Markets, Legacy Applications, and the Cloud”
Our team has the privilege of working with some of the best software providers across several different industries. One thing we’ve learned is that each industry has different needs. We pride ourselves on being able to adapt our service to these needs. Patrons working with Datamark Live’s team can expect:
- Flexible support for industry-specific needs
- White labeling
- A fluid user experience for your customers
- Server reliability
- Fast response times to questions and concerns
Unlike most other cloud service providers, we run applications on a single, dedicated server so that information may be reliably saved and not lost between sessions. Our intuitive technology also allows you to easily migrate your desktop app to the cloud—with expert help available as you need it.
The cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service model is seriously picking up speed in the world of software & tech. It makes sense—why make a single profit on one sell when you can sell a customer once and have recurring profits? Lucrative as this is, it presents a new major challenge: customer retention is everything. Here are a couple ideas for keeping your customers “bought in” to your software service.
Many well established software sellers are having to weigh the advantages and costs of shifting to the SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) model in 2018. We’ve taken some time to put together a short list of the main pros of transitioning to a cloud-based, SaaS business model with your software.