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R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He’s the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His best selling book, Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. Wang is a prominent dynamic keynote speaker, research analyst, and industry commentator working with clients to transform their business models using exponential technologies. He’s spoken around the world at almost every tech related conference including keynotes for tens of thousands of people and intimate executive settings such as Davos. Ray’s clients include a majority of the Fortune 500 and Global 200. Ray is well quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, FoxBusiness, CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, CGTN, Tech Crunch, Business Week, and Fortune. He has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award and has repeatedly been in the #1 slot in the AR Power 100 list for over 10 years. Ray resides in Silicon Valley when not traveling 500,000 miles a year in the air.

3 responses to “Research Report: How SaaS Adoption Trends Show New Shifts In Technology Purchasing Power”

  1. Enterprise Efficiency - Matthew McKenzie - Who Says You're Not Using SaaS?

    […] But anecdotal evidence is one thing. Backing it up with numbers is another. And Ray Wang's got some really interesting numbers to share. […]

  2. Arina Ardashiyan

    We migrated from desktop based solutions long long ago. You know, if you need to fresh the system on your laptop every half a year… In short, now we don’t care for our system problems. Everyting is kept in web. First we used google apps for our needs then we found workforcetrack SaaS because we needed advanced PM tool yet integrated with google apps (we got a lot of info by that moment in google spreadsheets and presentations).

  3. Beth Cohen

    Great information that supports what I have been hearing for a while. Enterprise IT is viewed from the business perspective as mostly operational, not strategic. The plethora of new SaaS (Software as a Service) offerings can be extremely tempting to business managers who are told they can have a functioning system in just a few days, not the three months that IT is promising. Of course the reality is quite different, but the biggest challenge is that since business unit decision makers, not technology leaders, are bringing these applications into the enterprise, they do not have a clear understanding of where they fit in the enterprise big picture.

    IT management MUST take an aggressive stance and provide real governance to these SaaS applications. They are not going away, but it is IT management’s job to manage them properly. Work with the business units, not against them!