Resource: SaaS and Salesforce Blogs

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There’s a growing number of blogs focusing on software as a service (SaaS) and utility computing. Here’s a short list of the SaaS-oriented blogs that I’ve found useful or interesting in tracking the data center sector:

  • Rough Type: Author and IT analyst Nicholas Carr writes about the “big switch” to software as a service and utility computing.
  • Software as Services: Highly topical ZDNet blog written by Phil Wainewright.
  • SaaS Blogs: Thoughts about Software as a Service and on-demand technology from the staff at Apprenda/SaaS Grid.
  • SaaS and Hosting: The viewpoint on SaaS from Swsoft/Parallels.
  • Salesforce Times: A blog dedicated to Salesforce.com news and events, run by Adam Killam.
  • Working With the Force: A blog from executives at JobScience, which runs its entire business on the Force.com platform, and hopes to define “what works, tries to work and does not work on the force platform.”
  • Service Level Automation in the Datacenter: This blog from James Urquhart of Cassatt tracks next generation datacenters and cloud/utility computing.
  • Smoothspan Blog: a blog by Bob Warfield of Smoothspan, a company “in stealth mode, focused on a post SaaS business model.” Bob writes about SaaS, Open Source and Web 2.0.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.