I read an article recently on North American Value Added Resellers (VAR's) which stated that there were circa 100,000 IT Service providers in North America of which 15,000 - 20,000 were managed service providers. I was shocked to discover that very few of these were providing Cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions.
This is a huge missed opportunity and one that needs to be addressed quickly if they are not to be left behind by the emergence of the VAR Cloud Service providers.
Here at Asite we have been building custom Apps that are housed in our Cloud (Adoddle) for our customers for many years. We have now handed this capability to our clients, who are beginning to build their own Apps for their very individual needs. We see huge revenue opportunities for the savvy VAR's who understand this lucrative market.
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This is a great article for any Hardware/Software VAR's out there looking for an excuse to jump into the cloud - http://www.crn.com/blogs-op-ed/channel-voices/240150416/the-massive-saas-opportunities-for-vars.htm