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SaaS is the future of software, and that future is now

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

Old software paradigm: Update every five years and bear the cost and the pain. New paradigm: Move to SaaS and get continuous updates with less complexity–all in a secure environment that fuels agility, insight and innovation.

SaaS–it's the future of software. Here's why.

On-premise software acquisitions and updates can be costly and time-consuming—especially for ERP systems. With software-as-a-service (SaaS), that model is upended. In this episode, David Linthicum and guests, Oracle’s Rondy Ng and Deloitte’s Varun Dhir, explain how SaaS changes the game. It removes complexity by giving organisations access to the most up-to-date, secure versions of critical software, without the need to install, maintain or update it. Ng and Dhir take a “cloud-first, cloud-only” posture and they believe SaaS is the shortest path to agility, continuous innovation and ongoing operational improvement. They also give advice on getting started–rethink everything, but start small with core processes, capture value and leverage success to build out.

Being on a platform that is constantly innovated on with updates, that sort of compound innovation and can be adopted at will, without shaking up the system, is a very attractive idea.


Rondy Ng is senior vice president of ERP Applications Development at Oracle with responsibility for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development and product delivery for Oracle's ERP applications and cloud services.

Varun Dhir is a principal at Deloitte Consulting. He is a digital finance transformation leader with 20 years of consulting experience advancing innovation that can drive value for finance organisations beyond traditional strategies.

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For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialisation in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

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