What does Cloud Computing mean to the Channel?
I wrote a post ‘Is Saas Channel an Oximoron’ a couple of months ago but having just come from the Babson Alumni Technology Council’s breakfast on cloud computing I wanted to revisit it from a different perspective.
There are huge opportunities in cloud computing, HUGE. Right now any developer with some business sense and a good idea could put together an application on force.com and let ‘er rip! Salesforce’s partnerships with Facebook and Google make that even easier.
What does this mean for the channel? Are solution providers going to become the new vendors? Is there going to be a flood of applications that crowd the space making prospects numb to their value propositions.
One thing I know for sure is that vendors and solution providers alike need to be more in tuned to the options out there and the way advances can and will effect their business.
Do you have experience building applications for the cloud? What are the pros and cons?