ZITex is a group of Slovenian export-oriented companies, all of which are already present on foreign markets both in the region and beyond. Their international reputation, abundant knowledge and extensive experience make them reliable and trustworthy business partners. Equally importantly, their innovative approaches and their keeping abreast of latest developments in the world of IT guarantee a fruitful and effective partnership.
ZITex is a section of the Association for IT and Telecommunications – ZIT (part of the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry). ZIT works towards establishing partnerships and cooperation with governmental institutions with the aim of creating a stimulating environment for IT companies in Slovenia. It promotes international networking, creation of business opportunities in Slovenia and export of Slovenian IT products and services.
Within Zitex we organized Saas/Cloud community, of which Dalibor Baskovc is the president
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Services that hosting providers can bring to the market are now more than ever in the trend of cloud computing. Traditional service provider are coming from telco industry, which is now merging with IT industry. Both worlds while coming together see the opportunity on the other side, but they tend to see it from different perspective.
So the main issue is how to converge both values they have. On one side service providers have a lot of customers, that are constantly looking for new services in the cloud area, while on the other side IT industry has a lot of traditional knowledge of what let us say CRM or ERP functionality is, now they both just need to bring it together for the benefit of satisfied customer, both from functionality perspective as from the price perspective.
Defining the SaaS model is slightly more complex than that of on-premise delivery model, since different SaaS vendors offer different definitions. We’ll explore these variations in more detail shortly, but for now we’ll note the following SaaS characteristics:
- The software vendor provides customers with access to the software via the Internet. The customer pays for this service on a subscription basis (normally per user, per month, or per number of transactions).
- The vendor is responsible for maintenance, upgrades, and software support, as well as the supporting infrastructure.
- The major difference between the on-premise and SaaS delivery model lies in the ownership of the software.
- In the on-premise model, once the software is purchased, the customer owns it. In the SaaS delivery model, the software is not owned by the customer: it is provided to the customer in the same manner as any other service.