Survey: Half of All Developers to Work on SAAS Within a Year
According to the latest Evans Data Global Development Survey, more than half of all developers expect to work on programs delivered in the software-as-a-service model during the next 12 months. Cloud computing appears to have less traction than SAAS, with fewer than 10 percent of developers using cloud services, but over a quarter have plans to use cloud services at some point. Also, in North America, 37 percent of the developers surveyed said their work currently involves some type of virtualization.According to the latest Evans Data Global Development Survey, over half of all developers expect to work on programs delivered in the software-as-a-service model during the next 12 months. The Evans Data survey of more than 1,300 developers around the world showed that 51.9 percent of the developers surveyed said they expect to build SAAS software over the next year.
"These SAAS results definitely reaffirm the success of this concept in replacing the traditional model of business applications being run in house with traditional software licenses," stated John Andrews, president and CEO of Evans Data. "SAAS is delivering on the promise of rapid deployment, limited upfront investment in capital and staffing, plus a reduction in the software management responsibility all making SAAS a very desirable alternative to software on a user's premise."