Zitex Saas section

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

Zeleno will partner in BUILDING CLOUD COMMUNITIES through EuroCloud Slovenia – join us on http://www.eurocloud.org/join.php

Service & hosting providers

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.

Saas (Software as a service)

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.

Independent software vendors (ISV)

ISV industry has the potential and the opportunity of bringing new value into cloud industry to transfer their excising knowledge into totally new business potential. But they have to consider the paradigm that cloud brings to them, which is totally different from what they were used to do in the past.

They have to follow the potential traditional service provider markets have being using, and translate their solutions into service.

Eurocloud event on 17. november 2010

Event title: The role and importance of computing in the cloud (“cloud computing”) for providers and customers

Short description of the event: Regional Conference organized by EuroCloud Slovenia for partners/users in the region

When
November 17th, 2010.

Location
Great Hall in Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia.

Registration: http://www.gzs.si/slo/panoge/zdruzenje_za_informatiko_in_telekomunikacije

Objective

  • Getting to the event to 100 CXO’s or business decision makers
  • Gain experience (presenting examples of good practice) by the more advanced markets in this area
  • Presentation of trends
  • Identify opportunities that Slovenian companies have when deciding to Slovenian cloud computing service
  • Introduce potential customers to choose between the traditional choice (to have with them all ICT) and computing in the cloud (to have part or all of ICT in the cloud)
  • Increase the State’s investment in the area of “Cloud Computing”
  • Slovenian positioning offers computing in the cloud (what, where and how they can get)

Agenda will cover questions like:

  • Business decisions to be made before entering cloud computing
  • Do business decision makers now enough about cloud offering
  • Normal concerns before entering the cloud world (security, privacy, legal/ethical view, scalability, reliability, cost, vendor lock-in, integration with current IT systems
  • Cloud computing benefits (reduce upfront costs, flexibility, focus on primary business, quicker time to market, access to latest technologies