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The Collision of Open Source and SaaS: Open Source as a Service

John Rowell, CTO, OpSource

Track: Products and Services
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Location: E142

Open source and software-as-a-service (SaaS) have more in common than most people realize. Both leverage subscription pricing models, driven by end-user success. Open source as a service is the future of open source application delivery, allowing end users to experience success with minimal investment. That means open source vendors must deliver a solution that requires minimal up-front client investment.

You know all about the benefits of open source: flexibility, speed, and agility to implement. But have you ever thought of your open source company as a service that’s being delivered to your customers? Get ahead of the curve and learn how open source is aligning with SaaS, and why you should consider the SaaS model.

After all, open source is a service, which means you can derive far more benefits from delivering it as a service instead of delivering it using the old-fashioned perpetual license model. Join this session to learn how you can:

  • Obtain a broader user base
  • Eliminate software installation and configuration
  • Get immediate results
  • Improve subscription revenue models
  • Gain more visibility into how your end users are using their applications
  • Improve your application feature/functionality roadmap
  • Expand software adoption rates