Saugatuck Founder McNee to Present at OpSource's SaaS Summit 2008

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Head of leading SaaS research firm to share insights related to emergence of SaaS integration and development platforms and market shift toward broader enterprise-wide requirements at 3rd annual SaaS Summit conference.

The emergence of robust software-as-a-service (SaaS) integration and development platforms combined with an increased openness by business and IT users to leverage SaaS for "core" (often mission-critical) business processes signals the emergence of a new enterprise-wide and cloud-driven architecture for core business systems. These are two key research themes that will be highlighted at the OpSource SaaS Summit 2008 by Saugatuck Technology founder and CEO Bill McNee, which begins on Wednesday February 27th at the Westin St. Francis, in San Francisco, California.

On Thursday morning, February 28th, Mr. McNee will present Saugatuck's latest SaaS research in a main-tent session titled, "SaaS and the Third Wave." McNee will share preliminary insights from Saugatuck's third annual SaaS research initiative. As with previous SaaS research programs that the firm has conducted, last week Saugatuck closed a worldwide buyer demand survey with more than 400 senior business and IT executives participating. While the analysis is far from complete, the presentation will highlight some of the top-line findings from the research, and explore important implications for the 500 or more senior vendor executives anticipated to be in attendance.

In addition, Saugatuck will share preliminary insights from more than 20 deep-dive briefings with leading and emerging SaaS providers, and two dozen interviews with users of on demand solutions currently being conducted. Ultimately, all of this research will help fuel a variety of research deliverables for Saugatuck's ongoing subscription research service (CRS), including two major SaaS-focused research reports scheduled for publication in April and May, 2008. Other in-depth Saugatuck research reports planned for 2008 include Saugatuck's 2nd annual "C-Team" study (conducted in partnership with BusinessWeek Research Services), a Web 2.0 study, a third SaaS study (focused on core financial systems, conducted in partnership with the FEI), and the firm's second annual Open Source study.

About Saugatuck Technology
Saugatuck Technology Inc. provides market strategy consulting and subscription research services to senior executives, information technology vendors, and investors, combining strategy development, business planning, and market intelligence with first-hand research of executive technology buyer trends. Founded in 1999, Saugatuck is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut (USA), with offices in Silicon Valley and in Germany. For more information, go to http://www.saugatech.com, or call +1.203.454.3900 in the US, or +49.6123.630285 in Germany.

About OpSource
OpSourceā„¢ delivers Web applications and software-as-a-service for on-demand companies, with hundreds of applications, millions of users and billions of transactions supported daily. OpSource On-Demand, the leading platform for Web application delivery, is defining how Web-based software is delivered. OpSource is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with Web application delivery centers in Virginia, London and Bangalore. For more information about OpSource, visit http://www.opsource.net.

About the OpSource SaaS Summit 2008
OpSource is proud to present SaaS Summit 2008, its' third annual on-demand industry conference, and, what has become a leading forum for the advancement of the on-demand industry. At this year's SaaS Summit, February 27 - 29, 2008 at the Westin St Francis Hotel in San Francisco, 500 executives from "hot" new on-demand and Web 2.0 companies will join large established software companies, industry analysts, venture capitalists and the press to explore, debate and share their experiences in and recommendations for growing on-demand businesses.

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