IDC InfoBrief: Software as a Service

The Linchpin of Sustainable Digital Businesses

Cloud-enabled Digital Transformation Is Accelerating

In 2022, the technologies businesses need to compete and how they're delivered, maintained, and updated are changing. Cloud-enabled digital transformation is rapidly accelerating and software as a service is becoming the preferred model for the delivery of business software.

In this InfoBrief (sponsored by PTC), IDC makes a compelling case for the essential role that software as a service (SaaS) plays in digital transformation. Using the elasticity and scalability of the public cloud, SaaS is able to deliver greater agility and flexibility in the face of disruption and emerging competitive threats. The report highlights recent IDC research, including global surveys on SaaS adoption, adoption drivers, desired outcomes, success factors, and perceived barriers.

The research is written by Frank Della Rosa, IDC Research Vice President, SaaS, Business Platforms, and Industry Cloud.