5 reaons not to move to SaaS only

Why would you move to SaaS-based only? Why not a hybrid model?

Hybrid software development platforms combine the best of two approaches – on-premises and in the cloud – to meet a wide range of customer needs. Combined with mobile enterprise deployment, ISVs can use a hybrid approach to offer customers choices that meet their budgeting, resource, and timing needs and maximize revenue.

Join me for an active discussion on how to grow your profits and subscription, and the key characteristics that your customers are looking for.

Date: Thursday, June 25

Time: 10am PT/1pm ET (additional time zones: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/)

Register today: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/897269784

P.S.: More about our hybdrid offering:  www.servoy.com/SaaS. Also, crunch the numbers yourself with our TCO calculator and see how much money you can save with Servoy: www.servoy.com/tco.

We hope to see you in Thursday’s webinar.

Is Microsoft Making It Harder To Talk to Oracle Databases?

Ilyse pinged me that she saw and interesting article on a popular .Net newssite with the title above. I’m not very suprised by it, Microsoft has a long history of creating new ways of doing things (think ODBC, OLE-DB, ADO, LINQ, etc, etc) and then dropping them. Bad news is that many developers have to continously rewrite their software to Microsofts ever changing mind. With Servoy you always connect the same way to databases and it’s ready for the future! And we don’t plan to drop Oracle support any time soon!

Read all about it here

Servoy 4.13 Eliminates Need for Citrix or RDP for Native SaaS Applications

Servoy’s platform allows development of hybrid SaaS and on-premises applications from a single code base

Thousand Oaks, CA (June 15, 2009) – Servoy, an award-winning platform provider for fast, flexible, and sexy SaaS solutions, today announced a new release of its leading SaaS platform — Servoy 4.13. Servoy’s platform allows development of hybrid applications — which can be deployed as SaaS and on-premises through both a browser and a native client — from a single code base.

Unlike other platforms, Servoy applications do not need remote video technology such as Citrix and Microsoft Remote Desktop to run over the web. Servoy applications typically require up to 10x less server resources than applications deployed using Citrix and Remote Desktop.

“This is a major breakthrough,” said Jan Aleman, CEO, Servoy. “Running native applications over the web without the need for third party technology is unique with significant cost savings — not only licensing costs, but also server and management costs.”

Additionally, Servoy addresses some of the problematic issues of Remote Desktop technologies — mainly hardware access. “Printing and file system integration is always cumbersome and often requires additional tools and costs,” Aleman said, “Servoy’s native client technology has built-in capabilities to access any type of connected hardware with direct access to the local file system. Even more, it is possible to enable native integration with applications that are running locally.”

Servoy has also recently released a free calculator to estimate redevelopment cost and total cost of ownership at servoy.com/tco. Using the Servoy TCO Calculator, ISVs now can quickly estimate the potential savings of implementing Servoy.

“IT decision makers face continually escalating development and administrative costs,” said Aleman. “The new Servoy TCO Calculator allows customers to make strategic IT decisions even faster and enables them to visualize the potential benefits of Servoy. Through our ISV Assurance Program, Servoy partners with ISVs in modernizing their applications — on time, on spec and on budget — guaranteed.”

Servoy Special Webinar: Expert JavaScript – June 11

Join Paul Bakker, Project Manager at Servoy, for a one-hour, information-packed webinar to learn the ins and outs of advanced JavaScript. Watch for a more in-depth description of the upcoming webinar to follow shortly. All you need to attend this webinar is a web browser and a telephone. Make sure to register as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

To register for the Special Servoy Webinar, click HERE.

Servoy to Sponsor SaaS University in Chicago – June 30-July 1/2

Jan Aleman, Servoy CEO, will be a featured keynote speaker at this year’s SaaS (Software as a Service) University in Chicago. If you are an ISV (Independent Software Vendor) utilizing or considering SaaS, this conference focuses on marketing and strategic considerations regarding SaaS — such as licensing models, hosting issues and more.

Check out the complete conference agenda.

Take advantage of these offers:
Servoy is a Silver Sponsor and there are 2 FREE tickets to give away (a $2400 USD value)!
Remember, there are ONLY 2 Complimentary SaaS University Registrations available, so hurry!
Contact Yvo Boom today by email at yboom@servoy.com or via phone: 805-990-1865.

Servoy is giving away 10 free copies of The 2009 Softletter SaaS Report!
The just released report contains 425 pages with the most valuable SaaS information. For more information, click HERE.
To sign-up today for the Servoy Softletter Report Raffle, send an email to Carla Benassi at cbenassi@servoy.com.

Register TODAY for the SaaS University and Save $100!
To save an additional $100, type “SERVOY100” in the promotional code field when you sign up. The special coupon applies to both the two-day SaaS University sessions and the combined two-day/workshop options available to attendees.
To register for the SaaS University, click HERE.

European Elections Powered by Servoy

Imagine elections in Europe powered by Servoy! Last week, that is exactly what happened. Servoy was used both on the back end and front end to administer and publish the results during elections held in Comune di Nuoro, an Italian municipality. An early adopter of Servoy technology, Comune di Nuoro has been using Servoy technology for over five years. During the elections, data in the press room from video feeds, mail and reports were automatically updated to the election website; as well as forwarded to governmental institutions — all powered by Servoy!

Comune di Nuoro also uses Servoy-developed applications for: social services (with very sensitive data); help and care of the elderly; street incidents reporting; forum and web backoffice management; buildings management; and network inventory.