"What we have experienced is that small organisations using Asset.Guru can operate with the corporate rigour of a large company, and larger organisations using start up software have a doorway to the more innovative thought processes and product solutions of a young company. This is what is enabling transformation in software, and the software is transforming industries."
Petersen called this movement the "democratisation of software" and said we will soon reach a point where there are no longer enterprise and SMB versions of software, but one scalable Cloud-based version tailored to each client.
Berry (Unleashed Software) agreed that leveraging Cloud services has become a key foundational element for business.
"It's 2015 and business is conducted from more than just a single address. Entrepreneurial Australian SME businesses such as Zaffero Lighting and Miglass High Performance Windows are demanding more flexibility from their systems."
"They want to enable their staff to break free from the shackles of the old way of doing things and have their key information, data and business tools available to them whenever and wherever they need them. And this means software and services in the cloud, accessible on a multitude of devices."
All the panelists agreed that we have only scratched the surface of possibilities for Cloud-enabled computing. All agreed that the as-as-service model enabled by Cloud will become more attractive to resellers and vendors as opportunities to leverage to leverage the technology become more apparent.
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