What the Cloud Really Means for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

To understand what the cloud really means for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) today and in future releases we first have to agree on what we mean by the cloud. Forrester published the SaaS (Software as a Service) Maturity Model which probably does the best job of helping to calibrate cloud conversations so that everyone is talking about the same thing. The model is predicated on how the basic question is answered of who provides what and to whom.

The levels of Forrester's SaaS Maturity Model are as follows:

Level 0 is simplifying outsourcing applications to an outsourcing firm. Forrester would argue that this is neither SaaS nor part of a cloud conversation.


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About Greg Kaupp

Greg has been implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics CRM  for the better part of his career.  Greg first began implementing business solutions in 1997 and hasn't looked back.

After graduating from the University of Texax at Austin, Greg spent the early part of his career in the "Big Six." After begoming a CPA, Greg left Public Accounting to become the controller of a public company.  Upon the succesful completion of that first implementation in 1997, Greg decided to makea  career of implementing business solutions and now he can't imagine doing anything else.

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