Was reading this post on, 90% of SaaS companies and Most I.T. Major Players will not exist in present form by recession’s end.
I see tremendous opportunities for some of the big players to go around acquiring Software as a Service providers to rapidly build a massive suite of quality services to offer.
Seems like a great way to build a great suite of tools and services without having to develop them internally.
I think many companies could acquire the best of breed services as well as seed the market with ideas that savvy developers could snatch up, develop and be ripe for acquisition.
I haven’t done any of the math around the costs involved with taking and idea from start to market vs. purchasing an existing software as a service provider.
I could envision it would be affordable to let some starving programming do the grunt work, and then just snap them up.
Just a random thought!