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Wipro Technologies plans to offer ‘w-SaaS’, for its clients soon. The company will make use of Oracle Grid Computing and Oracle application grid middleware as Software Vendors (ISVs) in this project.
Grid computing can be important in a company’s plans to weather the rough economic storms as it helps to bring together a number of networked computers and use them according to business needs. Similarly, a set of applications can be used to meet high demand by sharing the available resources.
With this platform, the current business applications of ISVs can operate in SaaS model in a non-intrusive manner with minimal re-implementation. This step can save about 10-20% on the cost of deploying SaaS and also save a considerable amount on the total cost of ownership.
Analyst firm Gartner predicts that the market for global software as a service (SaaS) will reach $8 billion in 2009. This is growth of 21.9 % from 2008 revenue of $6.6 billion. Orcale joins hands with Wipro in order to help the joint ISV customer base of both the companies in their adoption of SaaS.
With this agreement, Wipro expects to enhance its presence in markets such as North America. The company also sees lots of potential in the emerging markets.