Platform as a Service (PaaS)
PaaS is a major new trend. Some SaaS application vendors of maturity level 3 will move into this model or are already on their way to it like salesforce.com with force.com. In a second move, the large systems integrators will evolve their major outsourcing and ASP business into a enterprise mash-up of Legacy applications and PaaS services complemented by ISV business logic. Finally there will be more PaaS opportunities than companies creating their own technology stack. This will be the chance for new software vendors creating PaaS infrastructure addressing new needs to new buyer groups. Call for action for all vendors of integration infrastructure NOW.
Stay tuned for the upcoming Forrester PaaS market sizing for the next 10 years!